At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.

What’s New

Bay Area Lyme on KTVU Fox News


On May 27th, Lia Gaertner, a member of our science committee, and her husband Sunjya Schweig, MD discussed tick-borne disease prevention and Lyme disease treatments on KTVU Fox News in San Francisco. May is Lyme Awareness month so it’s an especially important time to get the word out about Lyme disease risks and prevention. Many thanks to Lia and Sunjya for their valuable help with our awareness and education programs. Click here for the video.


Lyme Disease in CA: Latest Updates

Robert Lane, PhD
Robert Lane, PhD

Robert S. Lane, PhD, Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Member of our Scientific Advisory Board, published this informative paper revealing that the Western Blacklegged tick has been reported in 56 out of 58 California counties and that certain counties pose a much higher risk of contracting Lyme disease than others. This paper also provides details about Lyme disease symptoms, prevention and tick ecology.

Our Approach

Funding for
Lyme Projects

Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments

Screening &

Ensuring that dollars granted go to the projects with the greatest potential impact and results deliver on promises


Thanks to the generous support of a private donor, 100% of funds raised go directly to research and prevention programs

& Scale

Providing tools and resources to help connect the innovators in the field and speed solutions to market


Ensuring accurate and reliable information is available to the public through digital, print, and social media, and community programs. Learn more.

Lyme Disease

Why Lyme?

Reported Cases of Lyme Disease


There are over 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year and it has been reported in 49 of 50 states and 65 countries worldwide.  It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US.

Learn more about this infectious disease

What You Need to Know

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family is key to enjoying the outdoors.

Find Out About Prevention

Act Now

We need your help.  Find out how you can be part of the cure for Lyme disease.

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Lyme Disease Stories

Lyme disease can affect anyone.  Learn from these survivor stories or share yours.

Meet the Many Faces of Lyme