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Green ribbons mark Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May 17, 2012

Photo by Amy Cherry - St. Marys resident Yolanda Wolfel is shown during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, where she provided an array of information in recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May. She explained the reason for the lime green ribbons tied around downtown parking meters in St. Marys is part of a nationwide campaign to alert people about Lyme disease.
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Amy Cherry

St. Marys resident Yolanda Wolfel is shown during a recent St. Marys City Council meeting, where she provided an array of information in recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May. She explained the reason for the lime green ribbons tied around downtown parking meters in St. Marys is part of a nationwide campaign to alert people about Lyme disease. Elk and Cameron counties have led the state for the most cases of Lyme Disease for the past 23 years, according to Wolfel, who explained that she and her husband were diagnosed with the disease in 1990 after visiting 14 different doctors in an attempt to determine the cause of their medical issues. Wolfel heads North Central PA Lyme Disease Support and Information and may be reached at 781-6332 for further information.

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