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TICK-BORNE DISEASE ALLIANCE

Support My Bite Back for a Cure National Tour

Donations as of December 18, 2014:

$52,597.40 Raised Offline
$17,736.09 Raised Online
$70,333.49 Total Raised

Support My Bite Back for a Cure National Tour

This summer, I joined TBDA to launch Bite Back for a Cure, a national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases. I will soon embark on a cross-country bike tour to meet others affected by Lyme disease and galvanize local support to fund research and educate the public about the silent epidemic of tick-borne diseases.

Please donate and help me complete my goal of biking across the country to defeat these debilitating illnesses. Together we will make a difference.

About John Donnally
Born and raised in Madison, N.J., John Donnally attended the Morristown-Beard School from 2004-2008 where he competed in hockey, soccer and lacrosse. John first began suffering from Lyme-related symptoms in the fifth grade but did not gain an official diagnosis until 2003.


Throughout high school John was healthy and only experienced mild lingering symptoms. As captain of his lacrosse team, John was named first team all-conference and first team all-county. He continued his talents at Colgate University, but during this time, he also began to experience new and intensified symptoms, including cascading floaters in vision, neck pain, joint pain and tendonitis. In 2011, John tested positive for Lyme once again and started treatment immediately.


In May 2012, John graduated from Colgate University with a degree in English Literature and began working as a sales consultant in New York City. While working, John felt a strong desire to take action against Lyme and do something that played a lasting role in his life. This desire inspired him to join the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance and launch Bite Back for a Cure, a national grassroots campaign to build support for the fight against the devastating impact of tick-borne diseases. This summer and fall, John is biking across the country to Bite Back against tick-borne diseases and build support in the fight against the devastating illnesses.


Currently, John dedicates his free time to coaching men’s lacrosse at Morristown-Beard High School and training for his cross-country bike tour.

 

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Beth Imes
$100.00
Anonymous
$5,000.00
Dan Kraut
$100.00*
Turock Family Foundation
$600.00*
Dawn Harkness
$100.00*
Marcus and Gail Sheffer
$250.00*
William Sutherland
$200.00*
James Chace
$400.00*
Jorene Thimmes
$100.00*
Katherine Ingram
$25.00*
Dr. Sheila Statlender
$50.00
Freida Marshall
$50.00*
John and Bonny Rupprecht A Tribute to John Donnally! He is an exceptional young man!
$6,000.00*
JOY ROTHBERGER
$50.00
Laurel Vaughn This very awesome. Thank you so much! Inspiring to keep fighting, hoping for a cure! (Any way to request size? I would love small please :)
$25.00
Christopher Lauterbach
$200.00*
Debra Angilletta
$50.00*
Susan Bazaar
$100.00*
The Wharton School, Brooke Stoddard
$100.00*
Rebecca Lauterbach
$50.00*
David Harrison
$500.00*
Frances Yoder
$1,000.00*
Gerald Bower
$20.00*
Cathy Glenn
$100.00*
Katelin Sanford For Roxie!
$20.00
Gretchen Jaspering
$50.00
Richard Neathammer
$500.00*
Paul Ughetta Proud of you bud.
$30.00
Anonymous
$50.00
Anonymous Thank you for raising awareness for a terrible disease that has gone too long with no funding or research.
$50.00
Kelsey M So happy you're bringing attention to Lyme! Means a lot to all those affected! Thank youuuu
$30.00
Marie Gaboardi
$30.00
Katherine LoCasale John, you are such an inspiration! Thanks for all of your hard work to increase awareness of this epidemic.
$30.00
Kelsey Davis Awesome what you're doing john!
$25.00
Haley Thank you for helping to raise awareness! We have to stop this epidemic- it has robbed too many people of too much.
$25.00
Anonymous Thank you, TBDA, John and team.
$25.00
Greg, Teddy, Taylor, and Rachel Householder It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for your dedication.
$25.00
Elizabeth Aaroe Congratulations John! Thank you and TBDA for helping those of us suffering from Lyme.
$500.00
Anonymous Thank you for this amazing effort to raise awareness from all of us suffering from Lyme!
$50.00
Sean Kiernan Donated for Emily Coe
$50.00
Phyllis Kiernan Donated for Emily Coe
$25.00
Anonymous
$25.00
Ziff Brothers Investments
$1,000.00*
Michael Bennici Very inspiring Ride!!!
$50.00
Carol Schreifels Keep biting
$25.00
Robert and Nancy MacKenzie
$300.00*
Rebecca from PA Thanks for everything you are doing for Lyme.
$50.00
Steve & Barb Sullivan
$200.00
Roxanna Ward
$100.00
Kimberly Wagner-Martinez Thank you for helping to raise awareness! Your efforts are much appreciated.
$250.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$52,597
Raised Online
$17,736
Total Raised
$70,333
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