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DUTCHESS COUNTY TICK TASK FORCE JOINS WITH NYS SENATE SUE SERINO TO HOST TICK TASK FORCE EDUCATIONAL EVENT MAY 14TH - MAY 16TH, 2019

Published: 4/9/2019

For More Information Contact:

DONNA BOLNER

ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER

 845-489-6464

 dbolner@dutchessny.gov

The Dutchess County Tick Task Force announced today that it will host a 3-day educational event in conjunction with Senator Serino to engage residents in awareness and protection against this debilitating disease. 

The event will be held May 14 and 15, 2019, from 10am - 7pm and May 16, 2019, from 10am - 4pm at The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home and will include both manned and unmanned displays as well as afternoon and evening presentations. 

As a new addition to the event this year, the DC Tick Task Force is calling for Art to be displayed during the 3-day event.  Chair of the Dutchess County Tick Task Force Donna Bolner stated, "Creativity through the arts is a way in which many patients with chronic illness cope with the complexities of navigating everyday life while battling any disease.  Our Dutchess County residents with tick borne disease are no different and as a reminder of the power that art can have on the healing process, I would like to showcase the artwork of those that use art as part of the healing process at our event this year."  For more information on how to showcase your work during the event, please use the following link http://forms.gle/c8ycnfFR7r5yLNF68

Senator Sue Serino, Chair of the New York State Senate Task Force on Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases, said, “When it comes to Lyme and tick-borne diseases, awareness is key to prevention.  Since taking office, this has remained one of my highest priorities and I am grateful for the work that the Task Force is doing right here in our community. I look forward to attending this new exhibit and I applaud the Task Force for making sure our friends and neighbors have the tools they need to stay tick free."

The Tick Task Force, together with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, also hosted a “Be Tick Free” media contest open to middle and high school students. The goal for the media contest is for students to learn how to prevent Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and then use their digital media skills to teach others what they have learned. 

For additional information on ticks, please visit Dutchess County Legislature online at: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/County-Legislature/Tick-Task-Force.htm

Legislator Donna Bolner and the Tick Task Force are committed to efforts in prevention and education regarding negative effects of the tick population.   For more information, residents may contact the Dutchess County Legislative office at 486-2100.