Sunday, November 8, 2009

SpiroChicks raise $2k for Turn the Corner Foundation



SpiroChicks (from left) Kim, Alix, and Ashley participated in the First Annual Bay Area Walkathon for Lyme disease on Saturday. Thank you, thank you to our generous donors.

Benefiting the Turn the Corner Foundation, we are thrilled money will go to programs like:

Distributing the award-winning documentary, Under Our Skin: TTC is the film’s official outreach partner. Getting people to see Under Our Skin will spread awareness about the emotional, social, and political battle of Lyme disease.

Training doctors: TTC’s physician training program provides medical practitioners with the opportunity to study with Lyme-literate doctors and bring that knowledge back to their communities.

Grants: TTC funds research on the treatment and diagnosis of Lyme disease including Dr. Alan MacDonald’s research on biofilms and their role in antibiotic resistance and the link between Lyme and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

You can still read our personal Lyme stories or make donations to TTC through Alix and Kim's fundraising pages.

For more information on the local Bay Area walk, visit MyLymeMission.com. If you’d like to find a walk in your area or volunteer to plan one, check out TTC’s Create Footprints.

3 comments:

lymenaide said...

It was so great to walk with you girls and your families yesterday.
I went home and took a 2 hour nap and needed another today!
Hope to see you again soon.

Alix said...

Thanks for detailing all the great things our money does for people with Lyme, Kim! I confess, I didn't know all that before the walk... just knew it was a good organization. The walk was great, the time with you, Ashley, and others with Lyme was great and we managed to do it with small children, which was probably our biggest feat.

Lyme is real said...

You all are awesome!!! Wish I could have joined you! Congratulations!!