I happened upon a “take a bite out of Lyme” challenge in the works for March 2015. Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, one is “challenged” to either bite a lime or pay a fine. Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, too, it is geared toward raising awareness. They take it a step further, however, tasking us with including one or two brief facts about Lyme and co-infections. Nice, huh?
Here is what the Facebook page says:
Based upon poll results/administrator input, the “Take a Bite Out of Lyme Disease” Challenge will kick off on March 1, 2015 and will continue until it naturally ends.
Participants will be encouraged to accept the Challenge and/or donate to the designated recipient organization to be announced soon (which will act as a repository to direct funds designated recipients). To accept the challenge, participants should:
(1) Post either a short video or still photo of the participant biting a lime; (2) Include one or two brief facts about Lyme Disease and co-infections; and (3) Challenge a total of 3 other people to accept the Challenge.
While our primary goal is to spread awareness, through our combined efforts, we recognize that we may also have a unique opportunity to raise funds. To the extent that we raise funds, we hope to support a variety of Lyme disease causes, including grants to: international/national 501c3 non-profit groups; promising researchers as identified by the group; and financial assistance programs for Lyme patients.
We are working hard to put together well-branded, professional graphics and theming to be used across a variety of social media including Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest as well as Facebook! Please be sure to like, follow, share, pin and retweet!
Facebook Planning Group (nearly 3,000 and growing; for those who want to participate in the planning discussion):https://www.facebook.com/groups/939046886111392/
Read all about it here: https://www.facebook.com/LymeDiseaseChallenge