Lyme disease: 329,000 Cases a Year, Yet Still a Silent Epidemic

GREENSBORO, NC & SEATTLE, WA – 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 329,000. 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. Join Heather Hearst and Project Lyme for cocktails and conversation with top leaders, doctors and scientists in the Lyme community.

An Evening with Project Lyme
Friday, September 30, 2016
Hearst Tower, 44th Floor
New York, NY

6:00 – 8:00 PM

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.

About Project Lyme:
Based in Rockport, Maine and founded by Heather Hearst, Project Lyme is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and early diagnosis of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in the U.S. and around the world. In addition to the website, Project Lyme is spreading the word through a multi-channel campaign including advertising and social media where they share prevention tips, latest tick and Lyme news, personal stories and videos from survivors and people with Lyme, and other shareable information like facts and tips. For more information, go to

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