Indiana Lyme Connect Association Inc

A nonprofit organization

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All donations are tax deductable and 100% will be used for training and educating healthcare professionals to combat Lyme Borreliosis Complex.

Our History: The founders of Indiana Lyme Connect, ILC, have experienced the problems of delayed diagnosis and complexities of treatment firsthand as their own families have suffered greatly. Knowing that their experiences were not unique, they worked independently for two years to spread information about Lyme disease in Indiana before combining efforts.

In March of 2014, they established ILC which aims to raise public awareness about Lyme disease, support those with it, and prepare healthcare professionals to address it. Within one year of its conception, ILC became a non-profit organization so all donations are tax-exempt. ILC is exclusively volunteer based and as of 2016, donations are tax deductible.

Our Mission: We seek to support individuals with Lyme disease and related tick-borne infections–that is Lyme Borreliosis Complex–to educate the greater Indiana community about this often devastating illness, and to prepare healthcare professionals to combat this public-health crisis.

Our Vision: ILC desires to support individuals with Lyme disease. Currently, ILC offers support groups and a quarterly newsletter. Two educational/support groups currently meet monthly in Indianapolis and Bloomington with plans for an Indianapolis young adult support group beginning in early 2016. We sponsor speakers covering topics related to living with Lyme disease as well as provide snacks, a variety of resources, and emotional support for those affected by Lyme. Our organization’s vision is to multiply ILC support groups in different regions of our state.

In addition, ILC plans on expanding Lyme awareness efforts in Indiana. Fall of 2015, we launched this www.IndianaLymeConnect.org to connect individuals across our state with information, education, people, and events related to this disease.

It is ILC’s goal that Indiana will become a Lyme literate state. To that end, ILC is exploring ways to engage and equip health care workers in diagnosing and treating this disease. With these funds, we hope to distribute educational materials, develop local Lyme educational opportunities, as well as encourage physicians to attend the International Lyme and Associated Diseases, ILADS, physician’s training conference. (ILADS is a nonprofit, international, multi-disciplinary medical society, dedicated to the diagnosis and appropriate treatment of Lyme and its associated diseases.)

For more information, visit www.indianalymeconnect.org or email ilc@indianalymeconnect.org

Organization Information

Name

Indiana Lyme Connect Association Inc

Employer id number (ein)

47-3598223

Address

1075 Broad Ripple Ave.
Suite #252
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46220