Subscribe to E-Newsletter November 9, 2015

Dear Friend -

You are invited to join me, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, local health officials, and Lyme disease advocates for a special discussion of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s recently released Lyme Disease Task Force Report on Thursday, November 12 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the New Garden Township Building.

Panel Discussion on Lyme's Disease Lyme The report, which was released in October, marks the first-ever comprehensive report on Lyme disease in Pennsylvania. It was produced by the Pennsylvania Health Department’s Task Force on Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease, established by Act 83 of 2014.

As a co-sponsor of Act 83 and a member of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee, I am committed to ensuring that this report does not collect dust on a shelf in Harrisburg. The goal of Thursday’s event is to examine how we can use this report to help steer legislative action and positive change in preventing and effectively treating Lyme disease.

Southeastern Pennsylvania and Chester County in particular are ground zero for Lyme disease in the nation. If you or someone you know suffered or continues to suffer from Lyme, I encourage you to come out on Thursday to share your experience and take part in the discussion. We must take the stories of real Lyme patients into account as anecdotal evidence, especially considering the sheer number of cases out there.

Thursday’s event is free and open to the public. The New Garden Township Building is located at 299 Starr Road in Landenberg.

For more information on the event click here.

I hope to see you Thursday evening.


Andy Dinniman
State Senator - 19th District


Offices of State Senator Andy Dinniman


District Office
One North Church Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.692.2112
Fax: 610.436.1721
Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Harrisburg Office
Senate Box 203019
183 Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3019
Phone: 717.787.5709
Fax: 717.787.4384

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