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shazdancer
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I would like to initiate a "Walk Against Lyme -- For Those Who Can't," beginning on May 1st in Augusta, Maine. This will parallel a walk that will take place in Minnesota on May 5.

A Walk was initiated last year by the Ya-Yas of Rebecca Wells' fan website. Here's how it works: form teams of 4. Walk each day in May (we did it in April last year).

Get pledges and donations supporting your walk -- 10-25 cents per mile you walk is fine, or a flat donation. Report your miles walked each week to your team captain, who will report them to me. The team that comes in LAST has to pay an additional $25 per person to a Lyme cause.

I parlayed this last year into $450 in pledges and donations. If someone wants to give to a non-profit for tax reasons, donations can be designated to go to the LymeAid4Kids Fund of the LDA.

My son and I had fun with this. And I gotta warn you -- our team did not lose!

I would like to walk our first mile to the State House on May 1st, when they declare May Lyme Disease Awareness Month.

Let's go!
Shaz

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andie-ws
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Thanks for this great idea and info, Sharon!

Andie, Julie & JC

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