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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

Stephanie E.
“Real Housewife” Amber Marchese

Christina C.

Alameda County, CA
"Many people know very little about Lyme. I'm going to change that."
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KÊTA

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

Spouse, mother, and caregiver
"The amount of suffering [from Lyme disease] is inexcusable!"
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Jane Alexander

Daryl Hall

Musician, Hall & Oates
"People don't understand. Lyme disease is serious stuff."
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Artist Peter Williams
Pete Seeger
Amy W.
Enid H.
Voice Contestant Ryan Quinn
Peter Sarsgaard

Kris Newby

Santa Clara County, CA
"It is unhealthy for a society to use language that blames the victim."
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Michelle T.

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

Harris County, TX
"It never occurred to me that something else could be going on."
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Author Jordan Fisher Smith
Motorcross Racer Jimmy Decotis
Musician Elijah Blue Allman
Kathleen Hanna

Bella M.

Lee County, FL
"This is not easy. Life gets harder every day."
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Crystal Harris
Outdoor explorer Lee Farmer

Laure W.

San Mateo County, CA
"I felt like I lost my life for almost two years..."
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Tara C.
Marisol Thomas
Amy Tan
Elena Delle Donne

Angeli Vanlaanen

Professional Freeskiier
"My story of going years undiagnosed is all too common."
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Ari S.

San Mateo County, CA
"Don’t try to do it on your own. It’s too hard. Get help."
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Kelly W.

Plumas County, CA
"The journey through Lyme disease is a long and painful experience."
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Triathlete Angela Naeth

British Columbia, Canada
"Treating lyme is like being on a roller coaster. "
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Parker Posey
Olympian Kristen Sweetland

Jonathan L.

Bernalillo County, NM
"Chronic Lyme is like stepping through the looking glass straight into Hell."
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Ella B.