Lyme Disease Awareness Weekend in Minneapolis
The weekend of May 5th offers several events in Minneapolis to raise money and awareness for the fight against Lyme disease. Spread by the bite of an infected deer tick, Lyme disease can easily be misdiagnosed with its flu-like symptoms and can lead to months or even years of devastating physical effects. Raising awareness helps more people know how to prevent Lyme as well as what to look for in symptoms. Raising money will get us that much closer to better Lyme prevention and treatments, maybe even a vaccine one day. View the events below and choose the best way you can participate:
May 5, 2017 – MN Lyme Association Gala
On Friday, May 5, 2017, the Minnesota Lyme Association is throwing a Gala at the Radisson Blu Mall of America. All proceeds go to the MN Lyme Association.
The gala will include a delicious dinner of your choice, a cash bar, and a silent auction. Along with a comedy show and informative speaker, you’ll also enjoy the company of Ally Hilfiger, Heather Hearst, Joe Schmit and Ian Leonard. Choose the VIP ticket, and you’ll enjoy a meet and greet with Ally Hilfiger, an autographed copy of her book, and premium seating. Buy your tickets today, with a limited number of seats and an expected sell out; you could miss your chance!
Lyme Awareness Day at Mall of America
Saturday, May 6, 2017, is Lyme Awareness Day at Mall of America. With a full day of activities there is something for everyone.
- 8:30 am -10 am you can join the Project Lyme Awareness Walk.
- From 10am-3pm there is a resource fair in the rotunda with activities and information about Lyme disease.
- At 1 pm the guest of honor, Ally Hilfiger will be conducting a book signing for her book “Bite Me,” which chronicles her struggle with Lyme disease.
Avoiding tick bites is currently the best way to prevent Lyme disease. Eliminating exposure to ticks is the best way to avoid tick bites. Don’t stay indoors – eliminate the ticks! Lower you and your family’s risk for Lyme disease at home, call Mosquito Squad of the Twin Cities for the best tick control in Minneapolis.