Founders of the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) had struggled within the healthcare system and noted a distinct gap between patient needs and that of the available medical care. After much consideration, LDAA’s founders (Susan, Jason, Joey, Marianne, Cheryl) developed the organization to bring together patients and advocates to learn how together those gaps might be bridged.
The Lyme Disease Association of Alberta was incorporated as a non-profit organization with Service Alberta in April 2013.
Board Members volunteer their time to plan awareness events, fundraisers, support groups, speak with media, and answer the many, many questions that arise from those who have Lyme or think they may have Lyme.
The non-profit is reliant on the many volunteers who donate their time at various events throughout the year. If you are interested in hosting an event in support of the Lyme Disease Association of Alberta (LDAA) or just hoping to find that perfect opportunity to volunteer, please see our Volunteering Section.
Some of LDAA's accomplishments:
- Funded research in diagnostic testing for Lyme disease
- Helped coordinate international conference in Alberta
- Bursaries for Albertan MDs to attend scientific medical conferences
- Organized and funded support groups with the help of incredibly motivated volunteers!
- Development of several awareness videos
- Connecting Patients and their loved ones to resources & information
- Public awareness programs
- Brought hundreds of patients together to one organization who would otherwise not have local networking and support systems
- Hosted FUN fundraising events & Lyme disease awareness campaigns
- Landmark Lights for Lyme Campaigns – Lighting up landmarks in Edmonton & Calgary
- Mayor Proclamations of “May Awareness Month”
- Awareness information given to thousands & thousands of Albertans just like you!