Local woman working to raise awareness for Lyme disease with 2nd annual walk
By: Crystina Lugo-Beach
Posted: Apr 27, 2018 05:56 PM PDT Updated: Apr 27, 2018 08:42 PM PDT
TRI-CITIES, Wash. – A local woman is putting on the second annual Lyme Awareness Walk at Columbia Park to bring attention to Lyme disease here in the Tri-Cities.
Tavia Morse-Salvadalena suffered from stomach pain, fatigue and headaches for over a decade, all without ever knowing what was making her so sick. Finally, in October 2015, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease.
“It was kind of bittersweet knowing that I had Lyme,” Morse-Salvadalena said. “It was great to get that diagnosis to finally know what’s wrong with me so i could start treating it but then on the same hand it was like ‘what’s next’?”
Morse-Salvadalena went as far as Germany to get treatments and now goes to Seattle every 4-6 weeks for her regular treatments.
Last year, she founded a non-profit called the Fighting Tigers to bring awareness to Lyme disease and help other people who need help raising money for their treatments.
Now, Morse-Salvadale is getting ready to host the second annual Lyme Awareness Walk at Columbia Park on May 5th. Last year, over 150 people participated in the walk.
She hopes to bring even more people out this year. There will be a DJ, food and giveaways. It starts at 10am and adults, children and even dogs are welcome to participate.
You can register for the walk here. www.FightingTiger.org.
Cost is $25 adults/ $15 for kids. (t shirt and goodie bag included)
Free to walk otherwise. Donations are appreciated!
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