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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

Walter H.

Kevin S.

Wake County, NC
"You are never beyond hope."
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Davis B.

Brandon W.

Albemarle County, VA
"I hope one day we can find a cure to this terrible disease."
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Michelle T.

Marin County, CA
"Are we gonna beat this? Absolutely. Can we find a cure? Absolutely."
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Singer Songwriter Jesse Colin Young
Pres. Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Kris Kristofferson
Nenah Cherry
Sharon W.
Musician Bill Chinnock
Brooke Landau

Allie C.

Westchester County, NY
"It's time to make some noise."
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Lindsay B.
US Track Star Perry Fields
BBC Reporter Allan Little

Matt Dawson

International Rugby star
"Ticks carry some really potent bacteria. Raising awareness is imperative.""
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Kelsey W.
Erin R.

Heather F.

Montgomery Country, MD
"Do not doubt yourself, but mostly, do not give up hope."
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Jane Alexander
MiLB Player Jordan Yallen
Tori Foles
Tara C.
George W. Bush

Mary Sue A.

Monterey County, CA
"I will do everything in my power to help prevent this disease!"
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Shelby A.

Butte County, CA
"My hope is that one day Lyme disease will be treated quickly and correctly…"
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Colin M.
USA Triathlete Peter Weaver
Peter Sarsgaard
Triathlete Mary Beth Ellis

Triathlete Angela Naeth

British Columbia, Canada
"Treating lyme is like being on a roller coaster. "
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Andrew G.

Solano County, CA
"I believe my son, Andrew, was killed by Lyme."
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Christina K.

San Diego / Joshua Tree, CA
"I have made a conscious decision to choose an attitude and intention of thriving."
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Dave Skidmore

Lehigh County, PA
"These days most people know someone with Lyme disease. That's a lot of someones."
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Christy Turlington