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Lyme Disease Association Achievements
The LDA has many achievements. One in particular, which is shared with the Greenwich Lyme Disease Task Force, is the creation of the Columbia Lyme Disease Research Center. View the press release for the event that raised awareness and money for this center. Find out who attended that night... many famous media personnel! Also, feel free to take a look through the following letters of support written by various, influential officials and other supporters.
Christopher Smith's Letter upon opening of Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases
Research Center at Columbia University
The Center is open!
April 30, 2007 DREAM TO REALITY
Genomes Unlock Borrelia Secrets: New Lyme Disease Findings
The Lyme Disease Association announces the release of the following research article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), September 28, 2004: Genetic exchange and plasmid transfers in Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto revealed by three-way genome comparisons and multilocus sequence typing, which represents a major step forward in understanding the Lyme bacteria.
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
The Lyme Disease Association and the Greenwich Lyme Disease Task Force are hosting Time for Lyme in New York on October 18 at Manhattan’s Sky Club at 200 Park Ave. on the 56th floor. The event will raise funds for Lyme disease research and education, and will consist of a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment. Over five hundred people from the Tri-State area are expected to attend the benefit. Lyme Disease Association spokesperson and Event Honorary Chair, Mary McDonnell (Oscar-nominated actress in Dances With Wolves) will appear at the event. Honorary Committee members include Jayni and Chevy Chase, Tommy Hilfiger, Sonia and Paul Tudor Jones, Magee Hickey and Ellen and Chuck Scarborough.
October 18, 2002 - Actress Mary McDonnell Dances with Lyme - New York Governor's Office & Celebrities
Oscar-nominated Actress Mary McDonnell will serve as honorary chairperson of a benefit dinner to raise money to create the first Lyme disease research center of its kind in the United States at Columbia University. The Time for Lyme benefit dinner, which is open to the public, will be emceed by NBC's Chuck Scarborough and actress Jayne Atkinson, who stars on Broadway in the production of Our Town with Paul Newman. Funds raised at the event also will be directed at Lyme disease education, prevention, and other types of research programs.
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