Get a Massage to Support Lyme Disease Research
During the month of April, 82 businesses across the United States will host a day or more of awareness to raise funds for Lyme Disease. Contributions will go towards research for a cure, and people can get involved at local shops or join the cause online. In 2018, massage businesses across the country worked together and raised $4,000 for Lyme research.
Lyme Disease is a condition surrounded by misinformation, and now has reached epidemic levels because of inaccurate testing, poor treatment options, and controversy. Because of these issues, millions face misdiagnosis, lack of coverage or adequate treatment, and severe health issues—even death.
This campaign has been a huge success in the past, not only in funds raised but awareness being brought to a disease that affects hundreds of thousands of Americans but is rarely talked about. Some of the therapists who support the campaign are Lyme fighters themselves, have had family affected or pass from this disease, or are just sympathetic to the suffering.
Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk