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We are pleased to announce the rollout of another phase of our business plan.
One aspect of our prevention program was to get tick kits into the hands of people to help in prevention efforts. It's taken some time since conception due to funding, but with your support we assembled and handed out our first two FREE kits at recent events.
We would like to encourage everyone to create their own kits but intend to hand out even more at upcoming events. Currently we have supplies for a dozen kits which are handed out at no cost raffle style. Meaning you just show up and drop your name in the bag or basket. At the end of the evening we draw a name from that container to choose the winner. Yes you must be present to win.
Our coalition wants everyone to take precautions against Lyme and associated diseases, so we encourage you to make your own kit and have attached a photo of what we have included. These kits are done with the products found in studies to provide the highest protection available. You may replace repellants with oils and other deet free products of your choosing.
Studies have been posted within our facebook as well as here within the Prevention tips tab to help you decide what products are best for you and your family.
Within our kits you may opt for deet free replacement for skin repellant, as well as picaridin based products but due to the studies we have found these are less effective some up to 60% less effective. All have been found to be safe if used as mfg. instructions show, and you bathe or shower upon returning inside.
Our kits include our brochure with information on what we do as well as helpful links to other sites. The kits also include our own bookmark which has tick identification, instructions on how to remove ticks, prevention tips, symptoms to watch for, and other information. They also include pointed tweezers, antiseptic cleanser, and a small zip lock baggie to contain the tick for disposal or to send in for testing. Information for free tick testing as well as the supplies (less your information, and postage) are also included.
If you'd like to support our efforts, and to get these into the hands of others and make a donation, please send checks to Lyme Disease Coalition, Inc. % Karen Mitchell 1917 Graham Road, Montrose Pa 18801.
You may also use the links on our website or facebook page LymeDiseaseCoalitionInc but we prefer checks or cash due to processing costs. Receipts are supplied for your donations.
Attached is a poster with our information and contents we use for our kits, please feel free to copy and make up your own as the important thing is to get everyone using prevention techniques.
Tick season is now all year, be prepared and have your kit ready!