Hi, I'm Sam and I'm grateful my parents could afford to pay for my Lyme Disease and Babesia treatments! I know I'm incredibly lucky and that there can be major financial road blocks to getting well. Thankfully my family and our Lyme Warrior friends have created this foundation so we can help other families beat Lyme and other tick-borne diseases!
Please take a moment to watch my short videos on the "About Us" page.
I share my Lyme journey and how food and yoga help to maintain my wellness.
You can also visit my website:
If you'd like to make a donation, use the button below. No amount is too little, every dollar helps!
Did you know that Pennsylvania continues to rank as the #1 state in the country with the most incidences of Lyme Disease? PA is far out-pacing other states with nearly 4,000 more confirmed cases than the #2 ranking state.* The situation is dire and the financial cost is crippling as many treatments that are so desperately needed are not covered by insurance.
Each year Sam's Spoons Foundation provide grants of $500 to $2000 to individuals and families battling their way back to health to help defray the costs of their out of pocket expenses incurred due to Lyme/Tick Borne Diseases.
If you are interested in applying for a grant for you or a loved one and live in Pennsylvania, please complete the APPLICATION FORM and submit no later than 11:59 pm ET on 11/20/21.
For questions or concerns please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Saturday May 22 we hosted our 5th Annual Tick Talk on Facebook LIVE with the help of Your VIP Event.
Now you can watch the entire day of presenters by visiting our YouTube channel:
A very special thank you to our sponsors:
Turnpaugh Health & Wellness
This donation driven campaign ran March 1-31,
thanks to Partnership for Better Health and M&T Bank,
supporting local small non profit organizations like us!
While we did not reach our goal of $25,000 we were just as excited to bring in just over $5K, thanks to the generosity of so many!!
A very special thank you to friends of Sam's Spoons, Valentina and Aranxta Haro (and family) for hosting a wonderful Salsa Verde fundraiser which brought in over $2K in donations!!! We are beyond grateful for their generosity and support. We thank everyone who contributed to this campaign in any way.
All proceeds will go to fund our mission of awarding financial grants to qualified applicants.
Together we WILL make a difference!!
We are beyond grateful for the support of our local Faulkner Subaru of Mechanicsburg dealership selecting us to be the beneficiary of their store's 2019 #SubaruSharetheLove event!
Our business community's financial support allows Sam's Spoons Foundation to provide much needed grants to those in PA who cannot afford the out of pocket expenses incurred due to chronic diseases from a tick bite. Beyond antibiotics, almost all other forms of treatment and therapy are not accepted by insurance companies, leaving many people strapped with debt or unable to pay for their care.
Last year, our first ever year of the foundation, we proudly supported a family with 3 daughters, another young girl and 2 other individuals who needed this financial support to continue with their treatments.
This year, in wake of COVID19 pandemic, we know many more people will need our help. We would not be able to provide these much needed grants without the generous donations from businesses and individuals.
Thank you doesn't seem adequate for this incredible donation of $23,997.00!!!!
Announcing our 2020 Grant Recipients!
As the unprecidented year of 2020 came to a close, we were so blessed to have an incredible community of generous businesses, organizations and neighbors who supported our mission of providing financial assistance to those in need!
Thank you to Faulkner Subaru of Mechanicsburg and Subaru for making Sam's Spoons the beneficiary of their annual "Share the Love" event, raising $24K!! We also appreciate everyone who financially contributed to us during 2020. These recipients are beyond gratefuf!
Sam's Spoons works with different sponsors to secure permethrin treated socks, which are distributed to children in area schools. If you are interested in sponsoring a specific grade level of a school district, contact us for more information.
From a teacher/parent and daughter:
"Lyme disease can ruin your entire summer and your life, so it’s important that we do everything we can to prevent it."
"I want to provide lots of fun, outdoor activities for my child. I appreciate that the school district also provides those opportunities for her, but I worry constantly about the ticks and Lyme disease.
It gave me peace of mind to know that my child had the tick socks to help protect her.
These socks allowed students to enjoy the wilderness with less worry on the parents’ end! "
Check out our video called "I See You" that recognizes people with Invisible Illness.
In honor of the late Dr. Neil Spector, Sam's Spoons is collaborating with several Lyme Disease organizations in an effort to continue supporting his incredible research. 100% of the donations are going directly to Neil's work. To make a donation, please click the link below:
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