Advocacy, Education, Awareness, Support
We started in 2009 as Friends helping Friends to access medical testing and treatment according to the International Lyme and Associated Diseases guidelines. We help people through empowerment and encouraging individual self advocacy and raising money to help individuals and families. Also, we work hard to connect people with tick borne diseases to resources. We are raising money to help pay for testing and treatment while utilizing the resources available in the community and privately to help families. All of our work is donated by dedicated volunteers.
Kansas Lyme Fighter's name was changed in January 2012 to Kansas Tick-Borne Disease Advocates, Inc. and is listed with the Kansas Secretary of State as a Nonprofit Corporation and a Charitable organization with a solicitation license. November 25, 2014, we received a 501 c 3 determination letter from the IRS. We are are able to issue tax-deductible receipts.
Contact Address: PO BOX 442576, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: **TICKBITE (785-248-3504) Email: KSTBDA@gmail.com
Old Website: www.KansasLyme.org
New domain under construction: www.TickBite.Club
2015 Board of Directors
Peninah Blumhagen, President and Tammy Farmer, Vice President
Board Members Needed:
Public Relations, Treasurer (We do have a CPA), Legal, Advocacy
We are accepting nominations for the Board of Directors for two year terms. We are looking for Board members from throughout the State of Kansas. Expectations are for fundraising, board development, organizational capacity and development, advocacy, education, and support of people with tick borne diseases. It is important to be computer literate using both email, and video chat. But first and foremost, is compassion and a heart to serve others.