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DepartDC/Contribute: Take a Bite Out of Lyme

Consider this your official invitation to the Loudoun Lyme 5K Run with proceeds benefiting the National Capital Lyme Disease Association. Lyme disease is the leading tick borne illness in the country and is particularly prevalent in Loudoun County.  Some amazing strides have been made in Virginia with new legislation passed which forces doctors to alert their patients to the inconsistent and often times inaccurate results from the Western Blot test which has been the go-to test for Lyme. Patients are now armed with the information that there are other options, more effective and accurate options for testing. The longer the disease goes undiagnosed, the harder it is to treat and it attacks more organs in your body making you increasingly more ill.  Come on out and support your friends and neighbors that are suffering from this debilitating disease.

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Where: Loudoun Valley High School
340 North Maple Ave.
Purcellville, VA 20132
8:00 AM start

13 years and older (free t-shirt)
$30 up until May 14th
$35 – day of event

Children 12 and younger (free t-shirt and goodie bag)
$15 – up until May 14th
$20 – day of event

Green/Contribute: Make Some Green While You Clean

Time for some Spring Cleaning…and honoring Earth Day! We all have clothes either of our own or our kids that we should really get out of our closets, drawers and ultimately our house! Wouldn’t it be nice to ship them all off in a bag or box never to be seen again and earn a few bucks? How about knowing that those threads will be adored by someone else and not end up in a landfill somewhere? Introducing Twice, an online consignment boutique for women that will pay for shipping  said items to them. If your items sell, voila,  money for you!  If they don’t, (sniff, sniff) it’s okay because they donate the “unsolds” to Goodwill.

Now what about all the kid stuff…you got kids then you’ve got more than your fair share of kid clothes clutter! ThredUp is a similar selling platform as Twice but for kids’ clothing. Duh! They pay to ship the clothing and whatever doesn’t sell is also donated. ThredUp is also a fabulous way to fundraise. They pay cash upfront that is put towards a cause of your choosing. No too shabby! Check out the video below to see how ThredUp works!

Oh and by the way, if for some strange reason you actually want the clothes back that Twice or ThredUp weren’t able to sell, you can pay a small fee to have them shipped back to you!