Melissa Ross: Taking a Bite out of Lyme Disease

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So you know you want to watch Melissa Ross make funny bitter faces. Watch as she takes the Lymes Challenge to raise public awareness. Join us for the sourpuss after the jump!


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The “Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease” Challenge kicked off in March and is ongoing. This challenge is both fun AND important. Ready to join in? Great! Grab a lime and get ready…
 The Challenge

The purpose of the Lyme Disease Challenge is to raise awareness and funding for improved Lyme Disease diagnosis and treatment.

Are you in? Great! Then follow the three easy steps below and donate $10. Prefer not to take the bite? That’s okay too! Donate $100 instead. All donations accepted by ILADEF (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society’s 501(c)(3) non-profit educational fund).

1. TAKE A BITE: Bite a lime and TAKE A PHOTO OR A  SHORT VIDEO of the act – the more sourpuss your face, the better (and funnier!).

2. SHARE A FACT: State ONE BRIEF FACT ABOUT LYME DISEASE, such as the facts provided below. You can say them in your video, write them on your photo, or include them in your post. Help us spread the true facts about Lyme Disease!

3. PASS IT ON: Keep the campaign going — CHALLENGE THREE OTHER PEOPLE – your friends, family, whomever! – to take a bite! Mention them in your video or if you do a photo tag them in your post.

As the nation marks Lyme Disease Awareness Month?, First Coast Connect? learns about the latest advancements in research and treatment of the disease with Dr. Kerry Clark, lyme disease researcher at University of North Florida?, Dr. Shirley Hartman, a physician treating local lyme disease patients, and Melissa Bell, president of the Florida Lyme Disease Association?.        

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