To make this year’s race special, part of the proceeds will go to help benefit the Michigan Lyme Disease Association, find out more at:

http://www.mlda.org/

The Michigan Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (MLDA) is a statewide all volunteer non-profit 501c3 organization founded in 1989. The organization not only develops programs to promote awareness and prevention of Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses, but also educates health care professionals.

The MLDA maintains support groups throughout the state that offer practical information and guidance. We provide additional education through our bi-monthly newsletter TickTalk, which also has information about Lyme disease and other MLDA activities.

Through your generous donations and public fundraising, the MLDA accomplished a research study tracking the distribution of Lyme disease in dogs throughout southeastern Michigan, as well as organizing the state's first fully accredited medical conference on Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.