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

What’s New

Nationwide Free Tick Testing

Bay Area Lyme Tick Testing programThis program relaunch includes a test for Bartonella, a disease-causing pathogen carried by ticks. Based on the success of the Free Tick Testing Citizen Science program, we have significantly increased funding for the 2019 nationwide collection effort, adding an automated submission process and increased research support. Researchers anticipate this citizen-science program will enable the organization to unearth further discoveries. Click here for the press release.


Distinguished Speaker Series Video

Kris Newby, author of Bitten – The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons, gave a 25-minute presentation to a live audience about the mystery surrounding the controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of Lyme disease. During one of our Distinguished Speaker Series events, she explores the character of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug-borne biological weapons and raises terrifying questions about the genesis of the epidemic of tick-borne diseases that affect millions of Americans today. Pulling from her work of narrative journalism, Ms. Newby investigates these claims, uncovering darker truths about Willy. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease. Click here for the video.

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