Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 — Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) today announced it will honor Elena Delle Donne—the reigning Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Rookie of the Year—with its Star Light Award at LRA’s “Time for Lyme” Gala, on April 5, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich in Old Greenwich, CT.

“We are excited that Elena—one of the most talked-about women’s basketball players in the country—will be joining us at the Gala to receive this award,” said Ally Hilfiger, Event Chair. “More than 300,000 people are diagnosed every year with Lyme. By sharing her story and lending her name to LRA’s campaign to fund a cure, Elena will be helping to educate countless Americans about the devastating impact of this disease, including the financial hardships that come with the battle.”

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