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

What’s New

Tick Testing Study Results

We are pleased to announce the results of the first citizen-scientist study conducted through a partnership with Northern Arizona University and Colorado State University. The study, published in PLOS ONE, is based on a sample of more than 16,000 ticks from 48 states. Learn more.


Featured Research Study

Announcing the publication of new data that offer valuable insights into the role of the immune system in fighting acute Lyme disease. The research study, primarily funded by the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and led by Lisa K. Blum, Ph.D., demonstrates a correlation between initial activation of specific components of the immune response, and a patient’s ability to recover following 21 days of doxycycline.

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.

Get Involved

Lyme Disease Stories

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

Meet the Many Faces of Lyme