Teen TEEN RAISES AWARENESS FOR
LymeDisease Olivia Goodreau, age 13, of Denver, Colorado was named an honoree in the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.
ach year, the Barron Prize celebrates 25 inspiring, publicspirited young people from across North America who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Up to 20 top winners each receive a $5,000 cash award. Olivia recently founded the LivLyme Foundation to help children with Lyme disease and to help Lyme researchers find a cure. At her first annual gala event, she raised over $224,000 in one evening, with $267,000 raised to date. Olivia’s foundation also promotes the Lyme Challenge, asking people to “take a bite out of Lyme” (a lime) and to raise awareness and money to fight the disease.
FLUENTIAL MAY / JUNE 2018