Upcoming EventsOn March 2, 2013, TXLDA will host an awareness walk/run at Discovery Green in Houston. To register as an individual or to build a team, go to First Giving.
If you would like to volunteer your help at our walk, please go to our Contact Form and let us know.
Past GalasOur first annual Give Lyme the Boot fundraiser on May 10, 2012 at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston was an unqualified success! Our Keynote Speaker was a man who is legendary among Lyme patients, Dr. Charles Ray Jones of Connecticut, who has treated more than 15,000 children for Lyme disease, including children from every state in the U.S., every province in Canada, and every continent. Dr. Jones illustrated his talk with examples of Texas children he has treated whose symptoms included those usually attributed to ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and OCD, but caused by Lyme.
On the evening before, May 9, Dr. Jones joined his colleague, Dr. Daniel Cameron of New York, past-president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, at a dinner meeting for local physicians, hosted by Dr. Byron Holt of Houston, as part of the first TXLDA effort to bring physician training about tick-borne diseases to Texas.
At the luncheon we presented the following awards:
Charles Ray Jones, MD, for his loving care of children and pioneering work in Lyme disease.
Daniel Cameron, MD, for his compassionate care of Texas patients and pioneering work in Lyme disease.
Jonathan Forester, MD, for his compassionate care of Texas patients with Lyme disease.
Due to the generosity of our underwriters and attendees, we exceeded our fundraising goal. Please see our List of Sponsors. That money is already being put to good use, with the majority budgeted to bring Continuing Medical Education courses to Texas. A first round of courses has been planned for Houston, Dallas, and Austin with more to follow. Some money will go towards sending Texas doctors who wish to be educated in the treatment of tick-borne diseases to study under the mentorship of members of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society(ILADS) and to take accredited courses at the ILADS conference. We have budgeted money for our first awareness walk in Houston on March 2, 2013 (please visit our Sign-Up page), and we will reprint our educational brochure to be disseminated through willing partners throughout the state.
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