October 22, 2017 

2nd Annual 

LymeAway 5K Run/Walk !!

  to benefit the Lyme Action Network

Cole’s Woods, Glens Falls/Queensbury, NY

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Register online:

Follow @lymeaway5k on Twitter for updates.


How many people do you know  with Lyme disease?
How many families have been turned inside out because of Lyme disease?

We need your help continue our educational and advocacy effort on behalf of ALL of our friends and families who are in harms way! 



to become a sponsor of the LymeAway 5K!  


Click here for a Sponsorship Form:

Your help MATTERS!

New Diagnostic Test!

Volunteers Wanted for Pre-Trial Study

Blood Draw #1 — July 27, 2017   DONE!  HUGE SUCCESS!  THANK YOU
Blood Draw #2 — September 6, 2017  –  Filled to capacity.  Thank you!

Blood Draw #3 — October 13, 2017.  SUNY Adirondack

7.30am- 3pm
640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804

The testing center will be located in Washington Hall. There will be signs in front of Washington Hall directing you to the correct room.


Volunteers are being sought to donate blood to help evaluate a new genomic diagnostic being developed by Translational Genomics Institute.  Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack and Science Adviser to the Focus on Lyme Foundation (a nonprofit genomics research organization affiliated with Northern Arizona University) will be coordinating this project.  You are invited to become a test subject if you are able to have your blood drawn.  Both healthy and not-so-healthy subjects are needed for this study.  Please consider volunteering if you fall into one of these broad categories:

  •    Healthy, no symptoms of illness.
  •    Not feeling great, but don’t know why.
  •    Might have a tick-borne disease (TBD), but not sure.
  •    Diagnosed with TBD.
  •    Previously treated for TBD and now healthy.
  •    Previously treated for TBD and experiencing continued symptoms.
  •    Previously treated with one or two doses of antibiotics to “prevent” Lyme.

Donated blood samples will be analyzed by a certified and licensed clinical laboratory using standard Lyme disease assays, followed by assay with the newly developed LymeSeq assay platform, a genomic based test for several tick-borne diseases. The clinical tests will take several months and therefore results will not be applicable to the diagnosis or treatment of tick-borne disease for participants.

Additional blood draw events are being scheduled for other locations.  More information will be forthcoming.  Please watch this space for details.