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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

Tori Foles
Breanna R.
Kelsey W.
Christy Turlington
Pastor Ramon H.
Ashley Olsen
Triathlete Mary Beth Ellis
Author Jordan Fisher Smith
BBC Reporter Allan Little

Christina C.

Alameda County, CA
"Many people know very little about Lyme. I'm going to change that."
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Motorcross Racer Jimmy Decotis
Author Eric Karlan

Brandon W.

Albemarle County, VA
"I hope one day we can find a cure to this terrible disease."
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Esmé Weijun Wang

San Francisco County, CA
"I'm chronically ill and afraid of being lazy."
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Avril Lavigne

Briana B.

Butte County, CA
"I am ready to take back my life."
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Jazz-Hip Hop Artist Pete Philly

Sharane D.

Maricopa County, AZ
"I am going to do what I can to make sure no one else has to go through my nightmare."
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HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder

Mark Dawson

International Rugby star
"Ticks carry some really potent bacteria. Raising awareness is imperative.""
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Comedian Akilah Hughes
“Real Housewife” Amber Marchese
MiLB Player Jordan Yallen
Ella B.
Marisol Thomas
Ben Stiller

Lia G.

Alameda County, CA
"Lyme disease: it’s real, folks."
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Whitfield W.
Artist Peter Williams
US Track Star Perry Fields

KÊTA

Singer/Songwriter
"People need to know. Lyme is the fastest-growing infectious disease in the world!"
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Actress Karen Allen
Parker Posey
Topeka Mayor Michelle de la Isla
Gerrit van Zijll
Tennis pro Samantha Stosur