Our Role & Impact

Legislative Activities

Founded in and serving the Washington, DC area since 2001, NatCapLyme educates government officials and healthcare industry leaders about Lyme and tick-borne diseases on behalf of individuals and families of those afflicted with such diseases. We actively engage with all sides of the Lyme and tick-borne disease issue to encourage measurable progress. NatCapLyme is an all-volunteer organization, but we have an appointed legal and legislative counsel, as well as individual board members, who bring political and legal experience to the table. Our legislative activities are ongoing, always focused on improving the lives of tick-borne disease sufferers.


We’re fighting on many fronts. We invite you to see what we’re doing on a state and federal level:

Virginia Lyme Proclamation 2010

We are excited to announce that Governor Bob McDonnell has proclaimed May 2010 to be Lyme disease awareness month in Virginia . A copy of the proclamation is attached. The proclamation request was submitted by the National Capital Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Association. The Governor accepted all of our recommendations for inclusion in his proclamation.

It is our hope that this designation for the month of May will raise the awareness of tick-borne diseases and preventative measures among all Virginians, and all who dwell in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Virginians should help spread the word that May is Lyme disease awareness month.


Tickula is back and on the loose!