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  • NATIONAL CAPITAL LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CAPITAL LYME DISEASE ASSOCIATION

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Mission Statement

NatCapLyme strives to improve the quality of life for people suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by offering support for all affected; to disseminate information to educate and empower patients, families, healthcare workers, and the community at large; and to reduce the risk of Lyme through the promotion of prevention and awareness campaigns.

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Founded in 2001, the National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association (NatCapLyme) is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses. Our members, including our board of directors, have either experienced the disease personally or have loved ones suffering from a tick-borne illness.

Our advocacy and legislative efforts support our mission by advancing the pursuit of a cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. We diligently work to make Lyme disease a national priority. Until that cure is found and made available to all who suffer, we will work tirelessly to bring public awareness to this growing epidemic that afflicts more than 300,000 Americans each year (CDC, 2013). Our advocacy victories include the passage of key Lyme legislation in VA and MD, which informs patients of the limitations of current Lyme disease tests.

We provide education and information about tick-borne diseases to a variety of communities, including federal and state government employees, the private sector, and all levels of student groups, from grade schools to universities. We promote prevention through education and awareness, as well as encourage doctor training and research for timely diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses.

Please contact us at natcaplyme@natcaplyme.org or call 703-821-8833.

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http://www.natcaplyme.org

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