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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 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

Erin R.

Kelly W.

Plumas County, CA
"The journey through Lyme disease is a long and painful experience."
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Amanda K.
Stephanie S.
Gabe Magnotta
Musician Bill Chinnock

Dana Parish

Singer Songwriter
"I had the CDC-recommended 21 days of Doxy... I fully believed I'd be okay."
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Voice Contestant Ryan Quinn

Angeli Vanlaanen

Professional Freeskiier
"My story of going years undiagnosed is all too common."
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Claire E.
Olivia S.

Kevin S.

Wake County, NC
"You are never beyond hope."
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Singer Marina Morgan
Cassie M.

Ari S.

San Mateo County, CA
"Don’t try to do it on your own. It’s too hard. Get help."
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Brenton Tyler Hoffman
Sharon W.
Boxer Mikkel Kessler
Danie V.
Pete Seeger
Netflix star Talia Jackson
Senator Kay Hagan
Alice Walker
PGA Champion Jimmy Walker
Brooke Landau
Legendary crooner José José
Comedian Akilah Hughes
Nikki K.
Marla Maples
Sarah M.
Whitfield W.
Nancy D.

Seth D.

Columbia County, NY
"Has anyone else had a similar experience?"
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Heather F.

Montgomery Country, MD
"Do not doubt yourself, but mostly, do not give up hope."
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Shymala H.

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