After Cleveland State breaststroker Maddie Tretter was diagnosed with Lyme Disease, which has kept her from swimming on the team this season, her teammates had her back and posted their own Lyme Disease Challenge video.
This challenge is starting to go viral, as the Vikings of Cleveland State challenged Oakland University, whose swimming & diving team posted their video above. Oakland has since challenged the Oakland women’s volleyball team, along with both Valparaiso’s and UIC’s swimming & diving teams.
From LymeDiseaseChallenge.org, the challenge’s website, here are the rules for the challenge:
The purpose of the Lyme Disease Challenge is to raise awareness and funding for improved Lyme Disease diagnosis and treatment.
Are you in? Great! Then follow the three easy steps below and donate $10. Prefer not to take the bite? That’s okay too! Donate $100 instead. All donations accepted by ILADEF (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society’s 501(c)(3) non-profit educational fund).
1. TAKE A BITE: Bite a lime and TAKE A PHOTO OR A SHORT VIDEO of the act – the more sourpuss your face, the better (and funnier!).
2. SHARE A FACT: State ONE BRIEF FACT ABOUT LYME DISEASE, such as the facts provided below. You can say them in your video, write them on your photo, or include them in your post. Help us spread the true facts about Lyme Disease!
3. PASS IT ON: Keep the campaign going — CHALLENGE THREE OTHER PEOPLE – your friends, family, whomever! – to take a bite! Mention them in your video or if you do a photo tag them in your post.