Lyme disease is often difficult to test accurately, which means tens of thousands of people go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed each year.
Littleton, N.H. (PRWEB) April 13, 2010
Tender Corp., a leading manufacturer of over-the-counter skincare and first aid products designed for active outdoor lifestyles, today announced that it will provide educational support materials to community screenings of the award winning documentary Under Our Skin -- a film which examines Lyme disease, a highly debilitating disease spread by ticks that has become one of the most controversial and fastest growing health problems of our time.
At select screenings this Spring, Tender Corp. and its outdoor division Adventure Medical Kits (http://www.advneturemedicalkits.com) will distribute copies of special Tick Reference Cards, which include tips for identifying and safely removing ticks as well recognizing symptoms of Lyme disease. Tender will also provide free samples of its DEET-free insect repellent Natrapel® 8 hour to attendees.
“Being based in the Northeast, we’re located right in the center of tick country,” says Tender Corp. brand manager Dave Anderson. He continued, “Many of us have loved ones, or know friends and colleagues with Lyme disease who have endured years of frustration associated with ill-health, wrong diagnoses and often an unresponsive healthcare system.”
Spread by the Deer Tick, Lyme disease is an infectious disease that can cause long-term and ongoing illness with a range of symptoms that include chronic pain, fatigue and anxiety. According to the CDC’s statistics, close to 29,000 cases of Lyme disease were confirmed in 2008. However, as the film Under Our Skin documents, Lyme disease is often difficult to test accurately, which means tens of thousands of people go undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed each year.
Added Anderson, “We’re honored to have the opportunity to increase awareness about this very serious and misunderstood disease and help complement the groundbreaking work that the filmmakers of Under Our Skin have accomplished on this subject."
Look for Natrapel® 8 hour educational Tick Cards (http://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/blog/images/Natrapel8hr_TickCard_info.jpg) and Wipe samples at screenings of Under Our Skin at the following venues:
-University of New Hampshire – Manchester, NH – April 13
-Sherman Theatre – Stroudsburg, PA – April 24
-Peace in Medicine – Sebastopol, CA – April 27
-Winthrop Performing Arts Center – Winthrop, ME – April 30
-Scripps Ranch Library – San Diego, CA – May 4
*Tender Corp. worked exclusively with the individual organizers of the screenings of Under Our Skin. Tender’s support of the local screenings does not constitute an endorsement of its products from the film’s producers, Open Eye Pictures. For more information on Under Our Skin, visit http://www.underourskin.com.
About Natrapel® 8 hour
Providing eight hours of protection from ticks, mosquitoes, black flies and other biting and stinging insects, Natrapel® 8 hour’s 20% Picaridin formula is proven as effective as DEET. Picaridin is an active ingredient recommended by the CDC for repelling insects responsible for serious diseases including Lyme disease (spread by deer ticks), West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (both spread by mosquitoes), among other illnesses. For more information on Natrapel® 8 hour visit http://www.tendercorp.com.
About Tender Corporation
Tender Corporation is a privately owned and operated business located in the heart of the White Mountains in Littleton, NH. The company maintains offices and distribution centers in Barrie, Ontario; Rotterdam, Holland; Newbury, England; and Oakland, California. Currently, its products are distributed worldwide in over 40 countries. Founded in 1975, the firm manufactures and markets the world-famous insect bite treatment, After Bite® -- The Itch Eraser™, a full line of well-known insect repellents, first-aid treatments, sunburn and windburn products, as well as activity-specific first aid kits and survival gear through its outdoor division Adventure® Medical Kits. Complete product information is available on the company's web site: http://www.tendercorp.com