Lyme disease: 300,000 Cases a Year, Yet Still a Silent Epidemic. Project Lyme, Ally Hilfiger, and Leading Doctors met up in New York at the Hearst Tower for a Vital Conversation about Prevention Tactics/Early Detection
It’s time to #TalkAboutTicks. Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing epidemics to date with numbers of US cases reported per year skyrocketing to 300,000 Yet, Lyme and other tick borne illnesses are preventable, with one caveat – awareness. Lyme can begin with a flu-like symptoms, joint pain, headaches, brain fog and sometimes the infamous “bulls-eye” rash or even facial paralysis. When not detected early it can lead to excruciating pain, heart problems and psychological and neurological disorders. Prevention and early detection are vital. Heather Hearst and Project Lyme gathered for cocktails and conversation with top leaders, doctors and scientists in the Lyme community.
Nearly 30 years ago, a proper diagnosis and antibiotic treatment saved the life of Project Lyme founder, Heather Hearst. Decades later, the patients she meets with and hears about are still fighting a silent battle. Focused on prevention and early diagnosis, Project Lyme, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is putting a spotlight on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.
Insect Shield is excited to partner with the most committed organizations, such as Project Lyme, and shares a common goal of raising awareness about early prevention and early detection of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases on a national and global scale.