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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

Karl B.
Author Jordan Fisher Smith
Motorcross Racer Jimmy Decotis

Izabela B.

Bergen County, NJ
"Listen to your body! When you think something is wrong, it probably is."
Read Izabela's Story

Blair B.

Oconto County, Wisconsin
"Lyme disease changed my relationship with the outdoors"
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Laura H.

Shasta County, CA
""I am doing ok.""
Read Laura's Story

Phil G.

Leelanau County, MI
"I’m finally starting to feel like myself again."
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Kevin S.

Wake County, NC
"You are never beyond hope."
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Nenah Cherry
Ryan H.
Davis B.
Emily S.

Mela L.

Siskiyou County, CA
"Hoping to help make the world a bit healthier!"
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Maisie M.

Washington, DC
"I am invisibly sick ... but I am at war with Lyme."
Read Maisie'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."
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Nicole K.
Matthew G.
Singer-songwriter Jesse Ruben
Olympian Kristen Sweetland

Alix M.

Santa Clara County, CA
"Chronic Lyme is a living death"
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Michelle T.

Marin County, CA
"Are we gonna beat this? Absolutely. Can we find a cure? Absolutely."
Read Michelle's Story
Alex H.

Elet Hall

Freerunner, Parkour Athlete, and American Ninja Warrior
"I just want to get my body to a point where I can do what I want to do."
Read Elet's Story
Musician Elijah Blue Allman

KÊTA

Singer/Songwriter
"People need to know. Lyme is the fastest-growing infectious disease in the world!"
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Netflix star Talia Jackson
Stephanie S.
Para-Olympian Mel Clarke

Tory C.

Sonoma County, CA
"I will fight this disease and I will get my life back! "
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Actress Martine McCutcheon
Justin Bieber
Kirstie Alley
Painter John Bramblitt
Musician Bill Chinnock
Amy W.
Amy Tan