Pucker up! There's a new initiative in town and much like last year's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, you may be asked to get a little uncomfortable for a worthy cause. This time around you'll be sucking on a lime to help raise funds and spread awareness of Lyme Disease, a debilitating condition that's transmitted through the bite of infected ticks.
Fever, headaches, and fatigue are just a few of the symptoms that affect the 30,000 individuals who contract the disease annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster has been very vocal about how the disease has adversely impacted her quality of life. Rather than letting the condition keep her down, the stunning mom is raising awareness and inviting her famous friends to take up the challenge as well. Take a look:
Yolanda's supermodel daughter Gigi Hadid still looks flawless even with a lime in her mouth.
#LYMEDISEASECHALLENGE for Lyme warriors like my mamma @yolandahfoster ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ The best cure is prevention: be cautious in wooded areas and always check for ticks! Learn more about Lyme Disease, #takeabiteoutoflyme & share a fact!! I challenge all of you (use the hashtags and tag me in your post)!
A fellow castmate does her part -- surrounded by roses.
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And her little dog too:
Another Housewife gets into the act.
Even football stars are lending their support.
Captain Kirk cares too.
Dr. Oz explains how to do it in case all these photos didn't make it clear.
Only time will tell if this catches on the way the Ice Bucket challenge did. Either way, if it raises money and support for those suffering from this devastating illness, why not grab a lime and experience a bit of momentary discomfort for a worthy cause?
Have you taken the Lyme Disease Challenge?