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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

Erin R.
Actress Karen Allen

Bart Yasso

Competitive Racer & Running Legend
" I can do this. I can beat this thing."
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Tara C.
Adventurer Ray Mears
Rebecca Wells

Brandon W.

Albemarle County, VA
"I hope one day we can find a cure to this terrible disease."
Read Brandon's Story
Karl B.
Para-Olympian Mel Clarke

Jonathan L.

Bernalillo County, NM
"Chronic Lyme is like stepping through the looking glass straight into Hell."
Read Jonathan's Story
Amy Tan
“Real Housewife” Amber Marchese
US Track Star Perry Fields
Dancer Brendan Saye
Singer-songwriter Jared Dylan

Angeli Vanlaanen

Professional Freeskiier
"My story of going years undiagnosed is all too common."
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Singer-songwriter Ben Kyle
Voice Contestant Ryan Quinn
Parker Posey
Chef Kirk Haworth

Kris Newby

Santa Clara County, CA
"It is unhealthy for a society to use language that blames the victim."
Read Kris's Story

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."
Read Sharane's Story

Laird C.

Spouse and caregiver
"It's a very, very scary situation to go through ... for the patient and for loved ones."
Read Laird's Story
Author Porochista Khakpour

Lia G.

Alameda County, CA
"Lyme disease: it’s real, folks."
Read Lia's Story
News Anchor Gretchen Carlson
UFC fighter Jim Miller
Stephanie E.

Shona C.

San Francisco County, CA
"We can help each other take this day by day."
Read Shona's Story

Katherine H.

Sonoma County, CA
"The miracle happened when we were at the darkest point in Lyme disease."
Read Katherine's Story
Christy Turlington
Nenah Cherry
Actor/Producer Ariel Stein

Sarah D.

County Carlow, Ireland
"There is light at the end of the tunnel."
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Rocker Dave Mustaine
Emily S.