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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Tick-Borne Diseases Organizations Combine Forces; Hold Walk & Run Event

Apr 03, 2015 01:12AM

The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) are set to merge. By joining forces. The organizations will combine resources to be applied to research on urgently needed improvements in diagnostics and treatments, while expanding educational programs for the general public and physicians. In previous years, LRA and TBDA have held separate Walk & Run Events in Fairfield County. This year, they are working together to hold the first combined LRA & TBDA Walk & Run on April 26 at Stamford’s Cove Island Park.

Timed to help kick off Connecticut’s Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the event will include a 5K and 10K run, as well as a 1-mile and a 3-mile walk and a fun run for kids under 12. Information stations, music, food and more will be available. Early registration fees are $25 per person and $85 per family. Onsite registration fees are $35 per person and $90 per family. Registration and check in is at 9am with the event starting at 10am.

For more information, to volunteer and to register, visit, email [email protected] or call 203-969-1333. Cove Island Park is located at Cove Rd, Stamford.