Category: News

Dear Friends: 2014 Accomplishments

Written by Sabra Creative on December 31, 2014

As we begin a new year at NatCapLyme would like to thank our community as well as our friends around the county for your support and help during the past year and wish you health and happiness in 2015. As a multi-purpose organization our efforts are focused on helping people with tick-borne diseases through awareness, education, support, advocacy, and research.

Governor McDonnell Ceremonially Signs the Lyme Disease Testing Information Disclosure Act of 2013

Written by Sabra Creative on June 26, 2013

Surrounded by legislators and community leaders, Governor Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed today HB1933, the Lyme Disease Testing Information Disclosure Act of 2013. The legislation makes Virginia the first state in the nation to require health care providers to notify those tested for Lyme disease that current laboratory testing can produce false negatives, especially in the early stage of the disease.

Governor McDonnell Lights up Mansion in Lime Green

Written by Sabra Creative on May 17, 2013

The Virginia legislature has proclaimed May “Lyme Disease Awareness Month.” For several years, Governor Bob McDonnell has made the fight against Lyme disease a priority. This year, he supported and signed The Lyme DiseaseTesting Information Disclosure Act of 2013, a major milestone in the fight against Lyme disease. Virginia is now the first state to require health care providers to notify anyone tested for Lyme that current laboratory testing can produce false negatives, especially in the early stage of the disease. To commemorate May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Governor McDonnell lit up the Governor’s Mansion in lime green last night, May 16th.

Governor McDonnell May Awareness Press Release

Written by Sabra Creative on May 9, 2013

Governor Bob McDonnell has made the fight against Lyme disease a priority in his efforts to protect the health of Virginia citizens. To further that effort, the governor is recognizing May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month and will light the Executive Mansion lime green Thursday, May 16 to commemorate the observance.

Virginia General Assembly Passes Landmark Lyme Legislation

Written by Sabra Creative on February 20, 2013

National Capital Lyme Disease Association (NatCapLyme) today announced that the Virginia House of Delegates passed landmark legislation providing for the disclosure of information to people tested for Lyme disease. This bill now heads to the Governor for his signature.

Lyme Haze Hangs Over Richmond

Written by Sabra Creative on February 11, 2013

There is a Lyme haze hanging over the 2013 General Assembly this session. Seldom does a Bill generate as much of an outpouring as SB971 and its companion Bill HB1933. The Bill has pitted the Lyme disease community against Virginia physicians in a controversy surrounding a patient’s right to receive information in a written disclosure pertaining to the inefficacy of Lyme antibody tests. The battle that has ensued has the Lyme Community crying “Foul!” and raises serious issues regarding the ability of politicians to remain neutral in the face of pressure from large lobbyists and campaign donors.

Natcaplyme Honors Dryhome And Opens New Chapter In Loudoun County

Written by Sabra Creative on September 24, 2012

This year’s event raised over $45,000 to help combat Lyme and tick-borne disease through education and research. Awards were presented to Steve Gotschi, president of DryHome, and event organizer and race director Barbara Balduman for their commitment to broadening Lyme and tick-borne disease awareness in Virginia.