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.