Leading the fight against Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA) is hosting a special benefit event on November 27th to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse perform live at Madison Square Garden with special guest Patti Smith and her band, plus Everest. Supporters may choose between three levels of tickets: the Gold Level package at $1,000, the Silver Level package at $800 or the Bronze Level for $600. Each package includes one ticket to the show and admission to a special dinner and cocktail reception at the Garden Terrace at Madison Square Garden. In addition, supporters will have the reassurance that by purchasing one of these packages, Lyme Disease and tick-borne diseases are one step closer to being eradicated. “People who suffer from tick-borne diseases are often in constant pain and spend long periods completely debilitated,” said David Roth, Co-Chair of TBDA and Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. “We wanted to offer a night of entertainment and fun to those who are suffering from these diseases, as well as to our healthy allies, and to celebrate that one day there will be a cure for tick-borne diseases.” Neil Young is no stranger to life-threatening diseases himself. As a child, he suffered diabetes, as well as polio. Unlike Young’s aforementioned ailments, there is currently no reliable diagnostic tool or standard method of treatment for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance is dedicated to raising awareness, promoting advocacy and supporting initiatives to find a cure for tick-borne diseases, including Lyme. As part of its efforts, TBDA is embarking on a quest to develop a reliable diagnostic tool as a first step toward eradicating the diseases. Working with others in the tick-borne disease community nationwide, TBDA seeks to raise public awareness through education and create a unified voice for advocacy regarding the current epidemic in order to make a real difference. More information about TBDA, Lyme and tick-borne diseases, and prevention and protection can be found at http://www.TBDAlliance.org.