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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

Marla Maples

Natalie N.

Lee County, FL
"I'm 22 and living like a hermit... Lyme has taken so much from me."
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MiLB Player Jordan Yallen
Brooke Landau
Tara C.
Artist Peter Williams
Motorcross Racer Jimmy Decotis

Brooke G.

New York, NY
"We get stronger by working together for greater health and wellness."
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Tory C.

Sonoma County, CA
"I will fight this disease and I will get my life back! "
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Esmé Weijun Wang

San Francisco County, CA
"I'm chronically ill and afraid of being lazy."
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UFC fighter Jim Miller
Wendy A.

Heather F.

Montgomery Country, MD
"Do not doubt yourself, but mostly, do not give up hope."
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Kathleen Hanna
HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder
Kris Kristofferson

Michelle T.

Marin County, CA
"Are we gonna beat this? Absolutely. Can we find a cure? Absolutely."
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Kayla D.

Harris County, TX
"It never occurred to me that something else could be going on."
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Jennifer Capriati
Chef Kirk Haworth
“Real Housewife” Amber Marchese
Author Holly Chamelli
Crystal Harris

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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Tennis pro Samantha Stosur

Kari M.

Sonoma County, CA
"Lyme is life-changing, pain, pain, and more pain."
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Susie M.

San Diego County, CA
"None of the physicians I saw put it together either."
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NHL player-coach Kirk Muller
Shania Twain
Peter Sarsgaard
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Dr. Kristin Honey
Cassidy C.
Pro Golfer Gary Player
Nelle F.
Reporter Nicola Sommavilla