Past COTBDAA Events:

Tick Talk_Mineral CountyJune 21, 2019- Colorado Tick Talk: Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors
COTBDAA President, Monica White, presented “Colorado Tick Talk: Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors” at the new Mineral County Courthouse in Creede, CO. Friday June 21 at 5:00 pm.  Mineral County Noxious weed manager, Andrew Marino hosted.

Faces of Lyme & TBD in Colorado-May 2019

May 4, 2019-Sharing Hope- Lyme Patient-Focused Event
COTBDAA and Colorado Lyme & TBD Support Group co-hosted a face-to-face support group meeting  May 4, 2019, 12:00-3:30, at the Sheridan Library in Denver, CO.

Wednesday May 8, 2019-COTBDAA Fundraiser at Modern Market Eatery

This Group Raise Meal was organized by COTBDAA volunteer Milena Pastore at Modern Market Eatery, 1600 28th St #1212, Boulder, CO.

Friday May 10, 2019-Idylwilde Food Truck Friday Fundraiser
This COTBDAA fundraiser was organized by COTBDAA vice president, Jennifer Leon in Parker, CO.  A portion of all food truck sales from Hottie Rob’s, Top Dawg Sausages, and Colorado Pizza Company were  donated to COTBDAA!

Colorado Tick Talk:  Staying Tick Safe in the Outdoors
May 21, 2019-REI- Westminster, CO & May 28, 2019-REI-Fort Collins, CO

Presented by COTBDAA Board Member, Dr. Sharon Austin.  Register for these FREE prevention education programs at the REI Event links below.

February 16, 2019- Rocky Mountain Region Pony Club Horse Management Clinic COTBDAA volunteer, Sharon Austin, provided tick awareness and prevention information at the Village Club,  Greenwood Village CO from 9:30-1:30. Visit

January 30- February 3, 2019- Equine Symposium & Convention
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center- Connecticut
COTBDAA volunteer Sharon Austin presented “Staying Healthy in Tick Country: Awareness and Prevention of Tick-Borne Diseases”at the USPC Equine Symposium & Convention.

October 1, 2018-Moonlight Monday Fundraiser
Every Monday Moonlight Pizza and BrewPub donates 10% of their total sales for the day to a local organization. COTBDAA was the grateful recipient of Moonlight’s generosity on Monday, October 1, 2018! COTBDAA provided prevention education materials as well as FREE “Tick Check” reminder stickers to all that visited our table!

September 21-22, 2018- LivLyme Summit
Our Community Partners hosted their 1st annual LivLyme Summit in Westminster, Colorado in September 2018! It was an incredibly successful event!  COTBDAA  exhibited with a resource. Great opportunity to connect with patients, hear the latest on the science and treatment progress and collaborate with others on the resources available and needed to fight these diseases.

June 2, 2018-Get Outdoors Day- Memorial Park
The third annual event was held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the City of Colorado Springs, Mike Johnson Youth Hunting Project and the Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance. A variety of outdoor businesses and nonprofit agencies provided activities for the public to try. COTBDAA provided a “Colorado Tick Check” education and prevention booth and special hands on kids prevention activity!

May 19, 2018-Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 3rd Rocky Mountain Forum
Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 3rd Rocky Mountain Forum was held at the PACE Center in Parker, Colorado on May 19, 2018!  COTBDAA thanks all of our expert speakers, exhibitors, community partners, sponsors, supporters and volunteers for supporting our best Forum yet! We were able to provide much needed resources to the Rocky Mountains and as always…FREE for the public to attend!

To view video recording from speakers at the 1st Rocky Mountain Forum visit here.

March 31, 2018-Seed Exchange & Grass Roots Garden Party
COTBDAA provided a “Colorado Tick Check” Tick-Bite Prevention & Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Booth. The event is located at the Poncha Springs, Town Hall located in Poncha Springs, CO. The event is FREE and open to the public and will includes children’s activities!

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE EXPO was held September 23rd & 24th, 2017.
Hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Cherry Creek State Park. COTBDAA will be shared tick disease education and prevention for all outdoor enthusiasts as well as a special children’s activity!  This exhibit was supported through an education grant from Lyme Disease Association, Inc. and materials generously donated by Insect ShieldTicknology and Your True Nature! Visit

June 2017-Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 2nd Rocky Mountain Forum-supported through an educational grant from our affiliate organization Lyme Disease Association, Inc (LDA). This FREE education/awareness event was held at the American Mountaineering Center, Golden, Colorado on June 3rd, 2017. Speakers included President of LDA, Pat Smith; Founder of Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, Dr. Elizabeth Maloney, Lyme disease expert, Dr. David Martz;  President & Laboratory Director of IGeneX, Dr. Jyotsna Shah; and CEO and Founder of Ticknology, Dr. Heather Szerlong. Forum agenda and speaker bios can be viewed here. COTBDAA wishes to thank all of our supporters; Lyme Disease Association, Inc., Partnership for Tick-Borne Disease Education, IGeneX, Ticknology, Insect ShieldYour True NatureSalida PakMail, and Larry & Cheryl Klock;  as well as all of our speakers, COTBDAA volunteers and participants for making this event a success and continuing to support our efforts to elevate awareness in Colorado!

April 29th-30th- Chaffee Home and Garden Show-Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Booth. Chaffee County Fairgrounds, Poncha Springs, Colorado. Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association shared education and prevention information and resources to elevate awareness and provided education and prevention resources to our community. Supporting contributors of this event included members of our network, Chaffee County Public Health, the Lyme Disease Association, Inc., Insect Shield, Your True Nature, and from our generous Salida Community through contributions made through Sellars Project Space-Salida Soup and High Country Bank!

April 20th 2017, Success at Salida Soup! Salida Steamplant Ballroom
COTBDAA succeeded in the “quest”  to raise funds for awareness!  We thank Sellars Project Space, High Country Bank and every one of the community members that came out to support our mission. Funds support the COTBDAA Education and Prevention booth at the Chaffee Home and Garden Show, as well as Lyme and other Tick-Borne Disease Awareness efforts in our local community in May 2017. We thank our community for the support to fight the bite through increased awareness!

April 8, 2017- COTBDAA Fundraiser at the Grass Roots Garden Party 
Lisa BeaubienLicensed massage therapist, hosted a fundraiser for COTBDAA at the the Grassroots Garden Party at the new Poncha Springs Town Hall. Lisa provided foot reflexology and COTBDAA provided a Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Awareness booth.  COTBDAA appreciates all of the generous donors in our community that visited our table, provided baked goods and supported our organization through Lisa’s healing hands!

May 7, 2016-  Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: 1st Rocky Mountain Forum

Held on May 7, 2016 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado, this event was sponsored by the Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) and hosted by the Colorado Tick-Borne Disease Awareness Association (COTBDAA), formerly the group Biting Back: Elevating Tick Awareness in Colorado (Monica White and Nancy Wrigley). Video recordings of the Forum are now available! Listen to Drs. Daniel Cameron and David Martz discuss Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment and what it’s personally like to have Lyme, respectively. LDA President Pat Smith provides a nationwide overview of Lyme & other Tick-Borne Diseases, now about 20, in the US; Toni Toelle, a Federal Agency Colorado firefighter presented on TBD’s from her perspective as an outdoor worker and recreationalist; and President of COTBDAA, Monica White, talks about tick-borne diseases in Colorado.

Dr. Michael Lappin, Colorado Sate University Veterinarian also presented.

Biting Back at the Salida Farmer’s Market! Tick disease education and awareness and prevention!



Biting Back hosted a screening of the award winning documentary film, produced by Open Eye pictures,“Under Our Skin”, and a tick-borne disease awareness table at the Steamplant Theater in Salida, CO.