For more information on the event, including registration and sponsorship info, please visit the event site at www.loudounlyme.org.)
The Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K will drive awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Lyme disease – the number one tick-borne illness in the United States. The Loudoun Lyme 5K will also feature a new 10K along with the usual 1K fun run, children’s activities as well as an information fair to educate the public about Lyme disease, its causes, symptoms and treatments.
THE BENEFICIARY OF THE EVENT
The National Capital Lyme Disease Association is committed to helping patients diagnosed with tick-borne infections through education, support, and review of public policies concerning these diseases. NatCapLyme encourages individuals to advocate for themselves in their goal to regain their health. The organization offers regular patient support group meetings throughout Virginia, information, speakers, and news updates on legislative and scientific developments. NatCapLyme educates government policy makers and legislators on Lyme & tick-borne diseases and raises funds to support Lyme research.
NatCapLyme is designated as a 501(c) (3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service; your donation is tax deductible.
All net proceeds will go directly to NatCapLyme and will be used to educate the public and physicians about symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and methods of prevention.
THE SPONSOR OF THE EVENT
DryHome Roofing & Siding, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia is a 25-year old company owned by Steve Gotschi. Steve truly believes in giving back to the community and every year, DryHome donates a new roof to a needy individual or non-profit organization. Since 2007, Steve has watched his wife, Reagan, combat Lyme disease. He has become acutely aware of the symptoms and the effects this disease has had on his wife and his entire family. It is Steve’s hope that the Loudoun Lyme 5K/1K Event will help broaden awareness of the symptoms of Lyme, the treatment options available and recognition of the growing number of reported cases in Virginia each year.