Global Lyme Alliance benefits from Overcome sales
When Overcome formed we knew we wanted to support a cause that was near and dear to our hearts. That’s why we are proud to announce Global Lyme Alliance as our beneficiary for the 2020 year. Throughout the year, 1% of all profits will benefit Global Lyme Alliance and their mission to conquer Lyme and tick-borne illnesses, plus 5% of sales throughout the month of May. In addition, all proceeds from our Overcome bracelets will benefit Global Lyme Alliance.
Our 2021 sales benefited Generation Lyme.
What is Global Lyme Alliance?
Global Lyme Alliance is a non-profit working to conquer Lyme and tick-borne diseases through research, education, awareness and patient services. To date, Global Lyme Alliance has provided almost $12 million for Lyme and tick-borne disease research. These research projects have helped to support prevention techniques, advance diagnosis and study treatments for tick-borne illnesses.
Global Lyme Alliance’s research partners include The Lyme Disease Association. Together the two organizations funded and created the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. The Center researches the study of persistent Lyme. Global Lyme Alliance has also funded research at universities like Johns Hopkins University, Northeastern University, University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University.
Global Lyme Alliance also focuses on education and awareness by providing school curriculum to kids about tick bite prevention. The curriculum is designed for grades Kindergarten through 12th grade - in the classroom, at youth organizations and at camps with supporting materials for teachers or leaders.
Why Global Lyme Alliance?
We decided to select Global Lyme Alliance as our charitable partner for 2020 for many reasons. As we started Overcome, we knew we wanted to support a charity that was close to our hearts. When our Founder was diagnosed with Lyme Disease in 2015, it was obvious that, like hemp, the topic needed extra attention – attention towards research, towards education and towards care.
Our selection of the Global Lyme Alliance allows for funding to be spread across all three areas – improving research on the topic of Lyme Disease and tick-borne illnesses, expanding education programs focusing on prevention and supporting improved diagnostics.
From our Founder’s experience establishing a non-profit in the hemp space, we understand the challenges of non-profit fundraising and the importance of the work that the organizations provide. That’s why we have happily started our giveback program with 1% of profits benefiting Lyme Disease research and education with Global Lyme Alliance as our 2020 beneficiary.
How can you help Global Lyme Alliance?
You can help us support Global Lyme Alliance in a variety of ways! First, with any purchase made through overcomeveryday.com, Overcome will donate funds directly to Global Lyme Alliance. In addition, all proceeds from the purchase of our Overcome inspirational bracelets also benefit Global Lyme Alliance.
You can also help the Global Lyme Alliance by donating directly on their website. In today’s times of uncertainty, donations for non-profits are extremely important. This is because oftentimes non-profits rely on fundraising events to fund their initiatives for the year ahead; however, these events have been cancelled due to COVID. If you want to support a cause like the Global Lyme Alliance, donating directly through their website really helps!
And if products or donating aren’t your jam you can still support the cause just by spreading the good word. Word-of-mouth regarding Overcome’s initiative, Global Lyme Alliance’s mission or tick prevention in general all help support the cause and we appreciate it!