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Lyme disease today is where cancer was 40 years ago...
Why are we always starting from scratch?
Scientist from adjacent disciplines like cancer, biology, and immunology should be brought under the tent.

Neil Spector, MD
Scientific Advisory Board Member

Many, many thanks for your program research. I was one of the senders of a tick to your free testing program. As a Chronic Lyme sufferer, it is heartening to know there are research programs as yours that are on the battlefront of understanding Lyme, its co-infections and providing information to the public of this epidemic.

Charles Youmans

I was both moved and extremely impressed at LymeAid 2018 by the depth and breadth of your efforts. Your have done a great job distinguishing your focus among all of the various Lyme organizations. Huge kudos.

Dean Radetsky

With the support of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we at UCSF are working to develop a cheap, sensitive, and accurate test for Lyme disease to prevent later complications.

Charles Chiu
MD/PhD, UCSF

The response we have gotten from our field staff who have received the trainings and tick-check signage has been tremendous. It has increased their awareness of Lyme disease and given them the tools to reduce exposure to ticks in the field.

Nate Tucker
Health and Safety Officer, California State Parks

Our mission is to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure.

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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.

The Many Faces of Lyme

Evan G.
Topeka Mayor Michelle de la Isla
Jane Alexander

Dana Parish

Singer Songwriter
"I had the CDC-recommended 21 days of Doxy... I fully believed I'd be okay."
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Laure W.

San Mateo County, CA
"I felt like I lost my life for almost two years..."
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Anwar Hadid

Shelby A.

Butte County, CA
"My hope is that one day Lyme disease will be treated quickly and correctly…"
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Kari M.

Sonoma County, CA
"Lyme is life-changing, pain, pain, and more pain."
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Matthew G.
Marla Maples

Robert Buelteman

San Mateo County, CA
"I knew something was very wrong."
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Rocker Dave Mustaine
Painter John Bramblitt
Alice Walker
Actress Karen Allen

Camille A.

Spouse, mother, and caregiver
"The amount of suffering [from Lyme disease] is inexcusable!"
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Pastor Ramon H.
Lisa N.
Amy Tan

Shona C.

San Francisco County, CA
"We can help each other take this day by day."
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Sierra R.
Motorcross Racer Jimmy Decotis
Artist Peter Williams

Seth D.

Columbia County, NY
"Has anyone else had a similar experience?"
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Tara C.

Shymala H.

Contra Costa County, CA
"You are your own medical advocate ... Do NOT give up."
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Tracy M.

Los Angeles County, CA
"I want to share my story, spread awareness about Lyme and give hope to those in pain."
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NHL player Lukas Bengtsson
Tasha R.
Senator Kay Hagan
Bella Hadid
Melissa M.
Danie V.
Brenton Tyler Hoffman
Kyle Morton

Jonathan L.

Bernalillo County, NM
"Chronic Lyme is like stepping through the looking glass straight into Hell."
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