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Help TJ, Andie, & Bruce defeat an evil tick villain who is trying to rule the world.
LymeTV is a 501(c)(3) Public Health nonprofit that is dedicated to reducing the incidence of dangerous tick-borne diseases.
Nationwide, there are approximately 500,000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States. Not every case of Lyme disease is caught early because the frequency of the telltale rash varies by region. Rashes are strain-dependent & the most prevalent strains in each region may not cause a rash, leaving people & doctors to not consider Lyme disease when it is most urgent to treat it in the early stages. There are other dangerous tick diseases throughout the country, as well; one transmits in as little as 15 minutes. If not treated properly or early, tick diseases can cause permanent damage & trigger secondary diseases that may not go away after the infections are gone.
Ticks are a public health epidemic & prevention is key to reducing the incidence of dangerous tick-borne infections.
Know the Facts
Ticks are dangerous.
Some of the misconceptions that exist around tick diseases include tick attachment times for disease transmission, prevention practices, & tick removal methods. Our nonprofit provides free tick health education to schools & other organizations. LymeTV is scientifically-focused & offers a variety of programs to reach different demographic groups within our community & beyond.
About Our Program
Recently, LymeTV expanded its Tick Jedi School Health program to include an interactive, fun, & educational cartoon all about ticks. The animation’s screenwriters have written episodes for Disney Channel & Disney/ABC, ensuring an age-appropriate learning experience.
At the end of the program, students will be able to identify tick habitats, explain protective clothing, practice proper daily prevention methods, & know what to do if they get bit by a tick.
Vital Health Education
Our cartoon engages the audience by allowing them to choose-their-own-path in the story, keeping the attention of viewers & promoting a higher retention rate. We aim to teach students important tick information as a necessary life skill. Our program is browser-based & is easy to access from any device with an Internet connection.
Please have your school, camp, or organization register for the program to have full access to the curriculum. Thank you!
Our project plan was funded by a grant from the 100+ Women Who Care Southern Maine organization.
LymeTV also presented the project plan & won Top 5 Team in the 2020 Invisible International Hack-A-Thon, winning additional funding for the distribution of the project.
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