Our Mission: To promote awareness and prevention of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses within our community; to provide information, resources, and support to those who are infected or suspect they may be infected with Lyme Disease and/or other tick-borne illnesses; and to work with public health officials and those in the medical field to increase surveillance, early diagnosis and proper treatment.
About Lyme Disease:Lyme Disease is in Tennessee!!! Despite reports by some sources that Tennessee does not have ticks transmitting the illness, many Tennesseans who were bitten by ticks in Tennessee have tested positive for the illness and have been treated or continue to be treated. The disease masquerades as many other illnesses including fibromyalgia, MS, lupus, arthritis, ALS, encephalitis, and Alzheimer’s. It can cause a wide array of musculoskeletal, cardiac/pulmonary, neurological, neuropsychiatric, gastrointestinal and reproductive symptoms. Prevention or early detection and treatment are essential. Self-education is a key factor in getting the proper diagnosis and treatment.
For more information about meetings held at Donelson Church of the Nazarene please contact: TNLyme37214@gmail.com. We meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall.