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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Public Health, Specifically Named Diseases

Mission: Our mission as the central voice in Michigan is to help prevent Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Disorders while helping to support research. Providing support and education to Lyme Disease patients, caregivers, Health Care Professionals and the general public. 

Target demographics: with support, education and research on Tick-Borne Diseases.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Research in Michigan, Doctor Education, Public Education

Geographic areas served: State of Michigan

Programs: Educational Lectures to Organizations/Businesses. Hosting Conferences to Educate Physicians. Supporting Research efforts. Setting up educational booths to educate the public. Setting up support groups to help patients.

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has been a wealth of information for myself and loved ones whom I am trying to help. I have called members of the MLDA multiple times and they have always been receptive to answering my questions, providing direction to websites to visit or books to read, I cannot say enough good things about the caring demeanor of Linda and others in the MLDA. They have never solicited donations when I have called, rather at every turn they have been completely dedicated to helping and providing information. A true definition of a non-profit

Chelsea18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I do not have Lyme disease but this association has really informed me of the disease and what to look for and even how to educate others on what Lyme disease is. The MLDA has many brouchers and other informative materials. It truly is a great organization.

rocketdog

Client Served

Rating: 5

MLDA has been very helpful to me in negotiating treatment for my illness. They are a valuable tool for anyone in the state who has lyme disease.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helped me tremendously when I needed information about my illness. I received support I needed such as doctor information, treatment options, support groups and online forums. I have referred several people here as well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

MDLA does a great job providing research and information on a disease that is severly misunderstood.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you to MDLA and Linda for being there to help educate the many thousands of people about Lyme Disease and Prevention.

1 kcooney8

Board Member

Rating: 5

I had Lyme Disease about 25 years ago and it went into remission. However it came back about 4-5 years ago. In googling it I found the MLDA and allied. The president directed me to a LLMD (which I had no clue what that meant then). They also sent me a lot of information on LD and answered a lot of questions. I was also given a list of names I could contact for support sand eventually started a support group in my area. I wouldn't be here today if it weren't for the MLDA. They supported me at my lowest points and ow I'm able to give back. They also have an e mail support for those that prefer that way as well as many FB groups on Lyme Disease. It's great getting new info and communicate with someone who understands what I'm going through. I will forever be grateful for this non profit organization

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a member of the MLDA. I was so appreciative of how much I was able to learn from it's members and especially the board members that I joined the board. I have learned more about Lyme and received so much support from everyone involved in this charity. It is non profit and while so many of the individual board members have Lyme Disease and are therefore often sick, they put a lot of effort into helping others and are a wonderful source of support. They are very involved in all research and extremely knowledgeable in the various treatment options. They advocate on behalf of anyone that needs help. They are very involved in trying to keep the publice aware of what parts of the state of Michigan are at highest risk for places where the disease is showing up the highest. This is not to deter people from going to these parts but so they know to make sure they protect themselves if they are going to be outside in those locations. I can't say thank you enough to the board and all volunteers who are there to listen and help in any way possible.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

MLDA provides a wealth of information on all things Lyme related. I especially like their interest in homeopathic resources. As I've learned Lyme cannot be treated by conventional medications alone. Linda has been an invaluable resource and all the MLDA members owe her a great deal of gratitude.

pamela9

Client Served

Rating: 5

linda has been there for me over and over michigan lyme is great they help so many people thank you

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Client Served

Rating: 4

i feel very blessed to have this in michigan linda is wonderfull education is whats needed they provide that pam maize

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1 Teddi

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had and been disabled with Lyme Disease for 25 yrs. It is a most serious and complicated disease. MLDA is vital to education, fundraising, outreach, in MI. The president, Linda Lobes, is an extremely devoted worker who has been a much need resource and support for myself as well as many other patients, physicians and others in MI. I can't say enough positive things about this organization.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

MLDA is a continual source of valuble information and support for myself as well as hundreds of others. I visit the online support group almost daily. Sometimes I ask a question or sometimes I just learn by reading input from others. It helps me to not feel so isolated ecspecially when I'm unable to get out due to fatigue or head pain. MLDA is by far my favorite non=profit group!

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Carrie28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The MLDA is a wonderful organization with caring and dedicated individuals, who are a great resource for those who need help with anything to do with Lyme Disease and associated confections. We strive to raise awareness through many research campaigns, brochures and much more. All to often we provide support to those in need to many newly diagnosed patients and health professionals seeking additional information. Without the MLDA, many would struggle in knowing where to go for help or information on what Lyme Disease is all about. I'm happy to serve as a board member, in continuing to help educate the public and assist in much of the planning the goes on for the association.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've had lyme disease now for 18 years but took a year to get diagnosed. I was quite young at the time, 15 years old and my mom was desperate for help. We thank God every day that we came across the MLDA, and the president Linda at the time. She helped us immensely and has helped me to want to give back by joining the board. Without the MLDA, many people would be lost. They are THE best non-profit I know. I don't know where I'd be today without them.

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