Yolanda Foster Honored by Lyme Research Alliance
The Real Housewife will be recognized for raising awareness of the cause.
Yolanda Foster is known for her healthy lifestyle, complete with an expansive landscape of lemon trees and the world’s healthiest refrigerator contents. But the Dutch beauty’s health has taken a hit recently due to chronic Lyme disease, and now she’s being honored for her devotion to finding a cure.
The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) will honor Yolanda with the Star Light Award at the annual “Time for Lyme” gala next month in Greenwich, CT, the organization said in a release.
In December, Yolanda told her Twitter followers who suffer from the disease “I know this is tough, but ‘Together we stand strong.’ ”
She went into further detail about the effects of Lyme on her body and brain on Watch What Happens: Live. She even said Lyme is to blame for her calling Taylor Armstrong an “a--hole.”
This year’s LRA event will be co-chaired by reality T.V. alum-turned-fashion designer Ally Hilfiger.
“We are thrilled that Yolanda Foster will be joining us at the Gala and that she decided to raise awareness for Lyme disease,” Ally said in a release. “Thousands of people every year are forced to deal with the devastating effects of Lyme. By lending her powerful voice to LRA’s campaign to fund a cure, Yolanda will be helping countless people overcome this disease down the road.”
For more information, visit www.lymeresearchalliance.org.