Lyme Disease Awareness

Sophy Merszei is the award-winning Molecular Biologist, Cosmetic Chemist, CEO and founder of NovaLash. She revolutionized the eyelash extension industry by introducing safe practices and now NovaLash is the #1 and most awarded eyelash company in the world. For over 30 years, Sophy has been fighting the unpleasant and often debilitating, symptoms of Lyme Disease. Sophy and Team NovaLash are set to bring awareness to this disease since early detection is crucial to the treatment and can prevent the disease from progressing. Education is the first step to prevention.

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Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease is caused by bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi and is transmitted through a bite of an infected tick. Lyme Disease symptoms mimic other diseases, which makes it extremely difficult to diagnose. It can affect any system of the body, including the brain, nervous system, muscles, and heart.
  • Symptoms: Skin Rash, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, etc.
  • How to be diagnosed: Signs and symptoms of illness, blood tests, or history of possible exposure to ticks.
  • How to help prevent Lyme Disease: Wear repellent, thoroughly check your skin for ticks, shower soon after being outdoors, and visit your doctor.
  • Lyme is the fastest growing infectious bacterial disease in the USA.
  • Each year, approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme Disease are reported.
  • New cases of Lyme increased by 340% between 1993-2013.
  • Children around the ages of 5 through 15 are thought to be most at risk of contracting Lyme Disease.
  • Lyme Disease causes well over 100 different symptoms.
  • 42% of people who contract Lyme Disease can become disabled and unable to work or continue normal daily activities at some point in their lives.
Celebrities with Lyme Disease
  • Super model, Christy Turlington
  • Late Night host, David Letterman
  • Soprano’s actress, Jamie Lynn Sigler
  • Former President, George W. Bush
  • “Joy Luck Club” author, Amy Tan
  • Real Housewife & former model, Yolanda Foster
  • Hall & Oates musician, Daryl Hall
  • “The Color Purple” author, Alice Walker
  • Actor, Alec Baldwin
  • Domestic diva, Martha Stewart
  • Actor, Richard Gere
  • Singer, Avril Lavigne
Join Team NovaLash to help create an impact and increase Lyme Disease awareness by purchasing a limited edition NovaLash Lyme T-shirt. For each super soft NovaLash Lyme T-shirt purchased, NovaLash will donate $5 to the Global Lyme Alliance. If you want to take your generosity to the next level, donate directly to the Global Lyme Alliance .
Our Gift to You for Your Donation
In honor of Sophy’s courageous battle, we are launching a charitable giving push throughout the summer. For every donation you make this summer to the Global Lyme Alliance or International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) NovaLash will give you *FREE product. Simply email us your receipt from the Global Lyme Alliance or International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) showing the donation you made to along with your t-shirt size and contact information, and you will receive the item(s) below.

Tier 1 *FREE Gift

Supporter Gift $5-$14.99 donation and/or post one of our facts above on social media.

FREE Dragon Tree eyeshadow.

Advocate Gift Pack $15-$24.99 donation

Cardinal Sin JETLiner AND Dragon Tree eyeshadow.

Ally Gift Pack $25-$99.99 donation

Oak JETLiner, Cardinal Sin JETLiner, Dragon Tree eyeshadow, Aftercare Kit, and a FREE Lyme T-Shirt.

Champion Gift Pack$100-$249.99 donation

Everything listed in the $25 tier plus a 24-hour Sugar Candy Mountain Eyeshadow Triptych.

Heroine Gift Pack $250 and up donation

One of every 24hr Cream Shadow Triptych, mascara by NovaLash, and a FREE NovaLash Lyme T-Shirt.
*Available in the continental US only. One gift tier per person for donations while supplies last. Donation receipts must be sent to and must contain a clear and legible contact and shipping address.