Lyme Connection launches fund-raising effort

Lyme Connection has announced a joint fund-raising effort with Dr. Steven Phillips, Dr. Neil Spector, and Dana Parish. Funds are being raised specifically for the development of an innovative new treatment for bartonellosis. This drug concept has been vetted by a number of leading experts who have found it meritorious, and 100% of the money raised through the campaign will go to funding what is hoped will be a cure for this chronic, often unyielding, infection.

Lyme Connection is a non-profit organization under the town of Ridgefield dedicated to preventing tick-borne diseases and providing support, information and resources to the greater Ridgefield community. It has provided education, prevention and support programs for patients and their families struggling with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases for 15 years. Other programs include the BLAST Prevention Program, the Elizabeth White Fund for Lyme Disease (to support patients struggling with the high cost of treating these diseases), monthly support groups, an annual patient conference and health fair, and professional educational programs.

This research is required to advance this exciting drug into the clinic and demonstrate the drug’s safety and efficacy. Those wishing to make a charitable donation to Lyme Connection to fund this research, or any of the organization’s other programs, may send a check to

Friends of Ridgefield Community Programs/Lyme Connection, earmarked for Project Bartonella or one of the other programs, 400 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877.

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