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Community - April 30, 2014

Community Briefs: Locals join Lyme Foundation

Gib and Susan Myers of Atherton have joined the Bay Area Lyme Foundation's board of advisers, while Woodside resident Lisa Arone has become the organization's marketing and communications director, and Portola Valley resident Linda Giampa has become its development director.

The foundation does research and public education on Lyme disease and education.

Mr. Myers was a general partner at Mayfield Fund, a venture capital partnership, from 1970 until his retirement in 1998. He is the founder of the Entrepreneurs Foundation and is vice-chariman of American Prairie Reserve, whose mission is to establish a three-million-acre wildlife reserve on the high plains of Montana.

Ms. Myers currently serves on the board of American Prairie Reserve and is a member of Impact Partners, a fund that invests in documentary films that aim to have a social impact.

Ms. Arone is the founder and principal of LAB Consulting, an independent management and marketing consulting practice serving clients in retail, nonprofit and education.

Ms. Giampa most recently ran her own executive team of business consultants, helping entrepreneurs develop their strategy and business plans to bring emerging technologies to market.

Go to bayarealyme.org for more information on the Bay Area Lyme Foundation.

Walkathon

Portola Valley's Corte Madera School students and employees participated in a Walkathon event at the school on April 25 to raise funds for the eighth-grade students' annual trip to Washington, D.C.

The money raised will go for this year's trip and future eighth-grade trips to Washington.

Students were fueled for the event with a lunchtime barbecue sponsored by the district's Parent Teacher Organization.

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