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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

Sharon W.
Entrepreneur John Caudwell
Netflix star Talia Jackson
Grace W.
Emily S.

Neil Spector, MD

Oncologist, Author, and Lyme patient
"I was in the active peak of my life, but it was like I was an old man."
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Shania Twain

Mary Sue A.

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

Christina C.

Alameda County, CA
"Many people know very little about Lyme. I'm going to change that."
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Colin M.
Alex H.
Davis B.

Katherine H.

Sonoma County, CA
"The miracle happened when we were at the darkest point in Lyme disease."
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Singer-songwriter Jesse Ruben
Peter Sarsgaard

Marjorie H.

Morris County, NJ
"Seeking answers and advocating for ourselves and our families is important!"
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Erin R.
Brenton Tyler Hoffman

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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Triathlete Mary Beth Ellis

Phil G.

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

Albemarle County, VA
"I hope one day we can find a cure to this terrible disease."
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Ruben Lee Sims
Competitive miler Drew Hunter

Michelle M.

Suffolk County, NY
"If I was ever going to get better, I had to be my own advocate."
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Susan B.

Izabela B.

Bergen County, NJ
"Listen to your body! When you think something is wrong, it probably is."
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Author Porochista Khakpour
Yolanda Foster
Gerrit van Zijll
Chef Kirk Haworth
Topeka Mayor Michelle de la Isla
Musician Bill Chinnock
Actor/Producer Ariel Stein
US Track Star Perry Fields