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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

Ryan H.

Izabela B.

Bergen County, NJ
"Listen to your body! When you think something is wrong, it probably is."
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Daryl Hall

Musician, Hall & Oates
"People don't understand. Lyme disease is serious stuff."
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Trae V.

San Mateo County, CA
"Everyone knows somebody with Lyme — they just don’t know it yet."
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Avril Lavigne

Angeli Vanlaanen

Professional Freeskiier
"My story of going years undiagnosed is all too common."
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Amy Tan
Stephanie S.
Rebecca Wells

Rachel H.

Santa Clara County, CA
"I no longer see my health journey as a curse."
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PGA Champion Jimmy Walker
Netflix star Talia Jackson

Kari M.

Sonoma County, CA
"Lyme is life-changing, pain, pain, and more pain."
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Adrienne N.
Olivia G.

Allie C.

Westchester County, NY
"It's time to make some noise."
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Jane Alexander
Stephanie E.
Jazz-Hip Hop Artist Pete Philly
Melissa M.

Michelle T.

Marin County, CA
"Are we gonna beat this? Absolutely. Can we find a cure? Absolutely."
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Tommy F.

Middlesex County, MA
"I hope by sharing my story I can provide some insight into the daily life of this disease."
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Dancer Brendan Saye

KÊTA

Singer/Songwriter
"People need to know. Lyme is the fastest-growing infectious disease in the world!"
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Author Eric Karlan

Sarah H.

Williamson County, TN
"I had no idea the tests were so inaccurate."
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Camille A.

Spouse, mother, and caregiver
"The amount of suffering [from Lyme disease] is inexcusable!"
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Alix M.

Santa Clara County, CA
"Chronic Lyme is a living death"
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Laura H.

Shasta County, CA
""I am doing ok.""
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Sarah D.

County Carlow, Ireland
"There is light at the end of the tunnel."
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Reality TV star Irene McGee
Gregg K.
Peter Sarsgaard
Hannah O.
Alice Walker

Marjorie H.

Morris County, NJ
"Seeking answers and advocating for ourselves and our families is important!"
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