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

What’s New

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Grants $6.5 Million to Bay Area Lyme Foundation

This grant is the largest private donation ever given to Lyme disease research. 100% of the gift will go directly to Bay Area Lyme’s research programs to support our mission of making Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure. Learn more.

FREE Tick Testing Now Available

Our goal at Bay Area Lyme Foundation is to provide individuals with free, timely information as to whether they have been bitten by—or collected—an infected or uninfected tick. By sending us your tick(s) you are participating in a citizen science project and national tick-collection/testing effort which will enable our scientists to compare past and potential future distributions of ticks and tick-borne disease. Our hope is that by collecting this data, we may be able to predict where risk of disease is most common. Learn more.

Our Approach

Directed
Funding for
Lyme Projects

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

Rigorous
Screening &
Accountability

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

100%
Donation
Impact

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

Networking
& Scale

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

Community
Outreach

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

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There are 300,000 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.

Get Involved

Lyme Disease Stories

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

Meet the Many Faces of Lyme