Vaughan Walk for Lyme 2018
Date and Time
Vaughan City Hall
A great way to enjoy the early fall weather! Spend a fun filled morning on a 5 km leisure walk with your family and pets to help raise awareness of Lyme Disease. All net proceeds from this event will go directly to the G. Magnotta Foundation for Vector-Borne Diseases to benefit Canada's first translational Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph.
The G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph is committed to studying the biology and human impact of Lyme Disease in Canada. After years of diligent work and fundraising, the Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to this leading life science university to establish the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab led by Dr. Melanie Wills. The facility's research project is essential to improving testing and treatment of this devastating disease for all Canadians, many of whom have had to leave the country to get an accurate diagnosis and proper care. Today with Lyme Disease reaching epidemic proportions, this new critical research facility is giving Lyme patients in Canada a sense of hope that change is coming.
To learn more about this landmark partnership and new research lab, visit www.gmagnottafoundation.com
Transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks, Lyme Disease is now found in all Canadian provinces and is expected to grow with the increased speed of tick invasion. One of the top 10 misdiagnosed diseases in the world, this multi-system infection can attack every part of a person's body and cause symptoms that mimic Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism resulting in a prolonged misdiagnosis.
Be Lyme-aware. Play a pivotal role in helping us achieve our goals by supporting our Vaughan Walk for Lyme on September 23, 2018.
Contact Acacia Rose, CBS Senior Development Manager, for more details or if you would to request transportation to Vaughan.