Declaring May as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Town of Brookhaven

Lyme Disease Awareness Month Proclamation
The Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven unanimously approved a resolution declaring May Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Lyme Proclamation from Councilwoman Bonner
Councilwoman Jane Bonner presenting a Lyme Disease Awareness Month Proclamation to Matt Sabatello from Tick Boot Camp
Watch Presentation

Councilwoman Jane Bonner sponsored this resolution and presented a proclamation at the beginning of the May 26, 2022 Town Board Meeting! Councilwoman Bonner is the councilwoman representing the district on Long Island where both Matt and Rich from Tick Boot Camp live.

Official Legal Document

View Resolution 2022-412 Declaring the Month of May 2022 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the Town of Brookhaven from the Town Board Meeting held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST!

Resolution Language

“WHEREAS, Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection primarily transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks and blacklegged ticks, and can be found throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 500,000 people each year are diagnosed with Lyme Disease in the United States. Duke University researchers discovered that despite early diagnosis and treatment, about 36% of individuals with the disease will experience persistent, chronic symptoms consistent with active infection; and

WHEREAS, Lyme Disease can impact every system in your body and become debilitating. Symptoms include sever neurological complications, numbness, pain, weakness, paralysis of facial muscles, visual disturbances and meningitis symptoms; and

WHEREAS, in addition Ticks carry other bacteria, viruses and parasite that can make you sick in addition to the development of autoimmune diseases; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Brookhaven wishes to promote the health, awareness and well-being of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, ‘Lyme Disease Awareness Month’ represents an excellent opportunity to promote awareness of this disease. Please visit TickBootCamp to learn more about Lyme Disease.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Brookhaven hereby declares the month of May 2022 to be ‘Lyme Disease Awareness Month.'”