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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

Trae V.

San Mateo County, CA
"Everyone knows somebody with Lyme — they just don’t know it yet."
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Lisa N.
Author Jordan Fisher Smith

Natalie N.

Lee County, FL
"I'm 22 and living like a hermit... Lyme has taken so much from me."
Read Natalie's Story
Chef Kirk Haworth

Triathlete Angela Naeth

British Columbia, Canada
"Treating lyme is like being on a roller coaster. "
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Singer-songwriter Jesse Ruben
Ruben Lee Sims
Enid H.
Jocelyne B.
Ink Master Geary Morrill
Musician Elijah Blue Allman

Kayla D.

Harris County, TX
"It never occurred to me that something else could be going on."
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Nichola M.

Kari M.

Sonoma County, CA
"Lyme is life-changing, pain, pain, and more pain."
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Karl B.
Ally Hilfiger
Cassie M.
Olympian Kristen Sweetland
Tom J.
Stephanie S.
Jane Alexander
Debbie Gibson
Calla J.
NHL player Lukas Bengtsson

Michelle M.

Suffolk County, NY
"If I was ever going to get better, I had to be my own advocate."
Read Michelle's Story
Triathlete Mary Beth Ellis

Karine B.

San Francisco County
"I did not accept that Lyme would be stronger than me."
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Jamie-Lynn Sigler
UFC fighter Jim Miller
Alice Walker
Musician Bill Chinnock
Claire E.
George W. Bush

Ari S.

San Mateo County, CA
"Don’t try to do it on your own. It’s too hard. Get help."
Read Ari's Story

David D.

Boundary County, ID
"I have been given a second chance at life."
Read David's Story