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Councilwoman Bonner presents the Lyme Disease Education Program! The Town of Brookhaven will be one of many locations visited this summer by the The Lyme Education Tour hosted by the Lyme Education and Awareness Foundation (LEAF).
This presentation offers children's activities that help them learn the important safety habits to be aware of and prevent tick bites and diseases. Education is essential in combating Lyme Disease which is spreading among our youth. This program is offered to youth ages 5 to 14. View Flyer
Each child will receive a "No-Ticks-Please" sling backpack filled with an education and fun packet, tick ID cards and more!
Friday, August 9 at 11:00 am
Cedar Beach at the Nature Center located at 231 Harbor Beach Road, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766
Please RSVP online for this great event! All children must be accompanied by an adult / parent / guardian. Please park in the main parking lot and walk to the nature center using the trail that starts by the basketball court.
Lyme Disease is the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the world, affecting hundreds-of-thousands in the United States alone each year. There is no definitive test for Lyme Disease and there is no cure. LEAF's mission is to provide a learning experience that children will never forget.
Download LEAF's free coloring book titled "Hide and Seek: No Ticks, Please."
Doctor Nancy Fox was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2003 and never imagined how much her life would change. Once diagnosed, she quickly learned how little knowledge there was about Lyme Disease, so she decided to change that. As an educator for the past 25 years, Doctor Fox made it her mission to educate others about Lyme Disease and has created a full curriculum for levels K through 12. Now, Dr. Fox is taking this curriculum on the road! Doctor Fox will be going to over 15 states, and teaching thousands about Lyme Disease and prevention in the next few months. This is all done by volunteer efforts and funded by donations and sponsorship.