2007 by Sandy Brule and Tony Gargano, CT
Lyme Riders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)
non profit public charity, recognized by
the IRS under tax ID number 26-0428481.
After many years
of mis-diagnosis and testing, we finally
received an answer, Lyme disease.
At first we thought
what many people
do, how bad can this be? Then the
reality and consequences of the
disease set in, and we starting looking
for answers. The lack of
awareness to Lyme disease was
staggering, even doctors couldn't agree
Sandy and I asked around and found a
support group, then started seeing
and talking with many other people with
the same symptoms and problems.
These people had suffered for years to
get their answers as well.
This is when we realized that more
awareness and education was needed about
Lyme disease, and came up with the idea
of a motorcycle poker run.
We can gladly
say, that we have been able to steer
many people in the right direction,
and this is why CT Lyme Riders, Inc.
exists. Lyme research, awareness,
education, and prevention are what we
try to help others with.