Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania
The Lyme Disease Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania has been a leader in Lyme disease education since 2003, with a reach far beyond our local area. LDASEPA is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from Lyme and other tick-borne diseases and preventing new cases through education, support, research, and public information.
We have hosted or co-sponsored nationally-known Lyme-treating physicians, including Joseph Burrascano, Ann Corson, Bernard Raxlen, Robert Bransfield, and Richard Horowitz.
Details on future events will be on our web site: www.lymepa.org.
To date, we have distributed over 120,000 copies of our booklet “Lyme Disease and Associated Diseases: The Basics” nationwide. It has proved to be a big success because it presents technical information about Lyme disease in a way that is easy to understand. Many doctors offer copies to patients to aid in their education.
We have meetings on the third Wednesday of each month where we offer support and education for people who have concerns or questions. These meetings are free and open to everyone. Free literature is provided. Our meetings include a group discussion, news of interest to the Lyme community, and a talk by a noted Lyme expert. To date, we have held these meetings every month for over 48 months.
In the last year we responded to over 600 calls to our hotline and over 1000 emails, answering questions about Lyme and other tick transmitted diseases. This year we made presentations on various aspects of Lyme disease to more than 20 different organziations, from PTAs to Deer Forums, to school nurses.
We sponsor LymeTeens, a private email group for teenagers with Lyme disease, where they can exchange ideas and offer support to one another. This group has over 90 members nationwide. We have an email list to keep people informed of meetings and important news in the Lyme community. If you want to be included, send an email to LymePA@LymePA.org.