About Bay Area Lyme Foundation

Bay Area Lyme Foundation is a national nonprofit organization providing philanthropic capital and research support to accelerate medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease. Lyme is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country with over 329,000 new cases each year and yet Lyme research is dramatically underfunded. Our aim is to transform the research landscape and engage the private sector in order to produce reliable diagnostics and treatments that work.

The organization was founded in late 2011 by a group of ambitious entrepreneurs and community leaders from Silicon Valley, each fueled by the passion of having personally suffered or nursed a loved one through the debilitating disease.  Alarmed by the lack of answers and public awareness about Lyme, the team saw an opportunity to mobilize the research community and engage the private sector with new approaches and collaborations.

See About Us for more about our approach.

Press Releases

December 21, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Sees Turning Point for Lyme Disease in 2017

December 13, 2017
New Study Finds Lyme Bacteria Survive a 28-day Course of Antibiotics When Treated Four Months After Infection by Tick Bite

December 5, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Now Accepting Applications for $450,000 in Emerging Leader Award Research Grants

July 11, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Awards Grants to Researchers Exploring Novel Ways to Detect, Treat Lyme Disease

May 22, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid 2017 Raises $850,000 to Boost Lyme Disease Research

January 23, 2017
New National Lyme Disease Biobank Aims to Accelerate Lyme Disease Research by Making Lyme Patient Samples From the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest Available to Researchers

November 28, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Highlights Growth of Scientific Lyme Community in 2016

October 12, 2016
New Pathogen Discovered By Researchers Who Discovered Lyme – But Was Not Reported

October 10, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces Winners of “Lyme Innovation” Hackathon Honored at White House Event

October 4, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Increases Annual ‘Emerging Leader Award’ Grants to $350,000 for Lyme Disease Research

June 24, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Announces Finalists of “Lyme Innovation” Hackathon

June 13, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Sponsors Massachusetts General Hospital Forum to Address Challenges of Lyme Disease

May 9, 2016
American Ninja Warrior Elet Hall Educates about Lyme Disease Risks

May 3, 2016
Philanthropists and Scientists Collaborate to Increase the Pace of Lyme Disease Research, Raising $815,000 at LymeAid 2016

April 19, 2016
Experts Hack for Lyme Disease Solutions in Boston and Berkeley

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Media Contacts

Tara DiMilia
Office: 908-947-0500 x 700
Mobile: 908-884-7023
Email: tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com

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