THE #TICKCHECKCHALLENGE IS HERE!
An interactive challenge created to help educate and protect kids (and adults!) from Lyme Disease and other debilitating tick-borne diseases.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.
1. WATCH THE VIDEO
2. DOWNLOAD THE SONG CLIP
Tag every post with #TickCheckChallenge so that we can find you, support you and help you to raise awareness!
If you have a private social media account, send your video – or video link – to us via direct messaging on any social platform.
You just might see yourself on our social media channels and website!
BREAK IT DOWN!
🎵 CHECK FOR TICKS … TICK CHECK! 🎵
THE #TICKCHECKCHALLENGE – WHAT IT IS & WHY WE NEED IT!
Lyme Disease numbers are climbing.
Of the estimated 476,000+ people diagnosed with Lyme and tick-borne diseases in the United States each year, about 25% of those are kids. That’s a staggering 326 children diagnosed with these debilitating diseases each day!
Risk is high. Prevention is low.
Any child who spends time outdoors, lives near the woods, goes to camp, has a dog or cat, plays or watches sports on a grassy field … or simply plays outside at recess or at home is at significantly increased risk. These are things that most children do every day.
And kids should get to be kids.
We have an increasingly high number of engorged ticks being found on kids.
An increasingly high number of kids whose lives are being disrupted.
We need a tool that will teach kids how to find attached ticks faster – before they can transmit disease.
The #TickCheckChallenge is an interactive challenge created to help educate and protect kids from Lyme Disease and other debilitating tick-borne diseases.
Only 1 in 10 kids performs a tick check after spending time outside. We want that to change.
Made especially for kids, our tick check song and video walks kids step-by-step through a proper tick check and does it in a way that is FUN and ENGAGING. When kids come in from the outdoors, they sing this CATCHY song (trust us, it’s going to stick in your head!) and check their bodies for ticks.
They’ll have so much fun with it – they might not realize it’s actually an educational tool.
We’re inviting you – no matter your age! – to get in front of the camera and record yourself performing your own interpretation of a proper tick check. Participating in the #TickCheckChallenge brings not only light-hearted fun but also an important opportunity to spread tick prevention awareness.
Teaching kids to protect themselves – in a way that is FUN & ENGAGING – is POWERFUL and can PROTECT and SAVE lives.
Show us how you CHECK FOR TICKS!
DARE 2B TICK AWARE!
➔ Always take prevention measures before going outside. Download the Dare 2B Tick Aware materials HERE for prevention tips.
➔ Do a tick check when coming inside. If you find a tick on you, follow our Tick Removal Tips HERE.
➔ Be aware of early signs of Lyme Disease and tick-borne disease symptoms. Monitor any symptoms and see your doctor.