Lots of great info on Lyme Disease

The LivLyme Foundation is a treasure house of information about Lyme disease and ticks. Their  recent conference attracted almost 400 people.

You can learn a lot more about the foundation and access lots of information at www.livlymefoundation.org.

One thing they offer are grants for kids who can’t afford their medications or doctor’s visits. That grant process closes on October 31 so you should check it out soon if you have a need for that.

I also enjoyed reading the story of 14-year-old Olivia Goodreau, who created TickTracker, which tracks vital data like disease outbreaks and tick migration. You can also access that on the foundation’s website.

At the end of their most recent email to me, I read this quote, “Remember, everyone is one tick away from getting Lyme disease.”

Keep that in mind and check out the information provided by this excellent foundation.



George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.