Trumbull resident to share experience with Lyme disease at Greenwich event

Mark Hopwood of Trumbull, a board member of the Stamford-based Lyme Research Alliance and a Lyme disease patient, is scheduled to discuss everything you need to know about Lyme disease on Tuesday, March 10, at 10:45 a.m. at Second Congregational Church, at 139 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich.

The talk will cover symptoms of Lyme disease, how it is spread, new testing methods, complications, and the threat of new strains.

The program, sponsored by The Women's Fellowship of the church, also will include a luncheon, priced at $8.

Hopwood was diagnosed with Lyme disease and related co-infections in 2010 after experiencing symptoms for years. An advocate for reliable diagnostic tests and effective treatments for Lyme disease, he has discussed the topic with Congress, the media and private groups.

For reservations, please call church office manager Gloria LaDestro at 203-869-9311, Ext. 20, or email

Hopwood and his wife Betsy have also started a Lyme Disease support group in Trumbull, see story here.