At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.
On Saturday, May 14, more than 300 philanthropists, celebrities, patients and others in the medical field joined scientists and clinicians for the sixth annual LymeAid 2018, another elegant, fun-filled informational evening of inspiration. The benefit dinner and concert raised more than $1 million, of which 100% will go directly to fund our research programs. Click here for the press release.
Announcing the 2018 winners of the Emerging Leader Awards.
This year, thanks to the generous support of The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, we presented four ELA awards totaling $700,000 in project grants. These prestigious awards recognize scientists who embody the future leadership in Lyme disease research. George Church, Ph.D. and Ting Wu, Ph.D. will each be awarded a $250,000 grant to launch the Genomic Lyme Disease Research Initiative project at Harvard Medical School, and Michal Caspi Tal, Ph.D. and Steven E. Phillips, M.D. will each receive $100,000 toward therapeutic research related to immunotherapy and an innovative new drug aimed at eliminating chronic tick-borne infections, respectively. Click here for the press release.
Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments
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
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.
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