Bay Area Lyme's 8th Annual LymeAid 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LymeAid 2021, the Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 8th annual benefit dinner and live concert, was held in the backyard of a private home in Silicon Valley. On Saturday, September 18th, this exclusive event hosted philanthropists, celebrities, scientists and clinicians for the eighth annual LymeAid 2021, another elegant, fun-filled informational evening of inspiration. This year featured comedian Dana Carvey as Master of Ceremonies with Musical Guest, Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath. The Honorary Guest Speaker was Dr Charles Chiu.

 

Saturday, September 18th, 2021 

 

5:00–10:00 pm • after-party ‘til midnight

 

Master of Ceremonies:

Dana Carvey, Emmy award-winning actor and comedian

 

Keynote Speaker: Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

Honoring Founder Laure Woods

 

2021 Emerging Leader Award recipients were announced

 

 

At a private residence in Portola Valley, CA • By invitation only
This event was held in an outdoor setting. We kindly asked that everyone be vaccinated.

We were honored and excited to welcome you to this private event to celebrate our gathering of world-class scientists and supporters as we raise funds for medical breakthroughs in Lyme disease.

Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath

Musical Guest: Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath

Mark McGrath
Mark McGrath

“Pop Rocks is the ultimate dance band: Tons of current high energy hits, mixed with the classics from the 80s, 90s, and Today: Nothing but songs to keep your guests on the dance floor *all night long* from Bon Jovi  to Bruno Mars and Whitney Houston, we dig deep into classic dance songs and execute them with style and enthusiasm. Pop Rocks is a core 6-piece dance band (all of whom can sing *fantastically* if we do say so ourselves).”

As a lead singer/songwriter, Mark McGrath can lay claim to a stunning string of 90s top 10 hits (including Fly, Every Morning, Someday), multiple multi-platinum albums, and countless sold out tours.

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Bay Area Lyme's LymeAid 2021

 

 

 

LymeAid 2021 honorary hosts

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors

LymeAid 2021 Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Email katie@bayarealyme.org for more information.

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Master of Ceremonies, Dana Carvey

Emmy-award winning actor and comedian Dana Carvey is best known for his iconic and indelible SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE characters—most memorably Church Lady, Grumpy Old Man, Hans, of the Hans and Franz body building duo, and of course Garth—Mike Myer’s “excellent Co-Host” on the classic sketch turned feature film, WAYNE’S WORLD. Carvey has received much praise for his uncanny comedic impersonations of American political figures (popular with both audiences and the subjects of his impersonation), including the elder George Bush, Ross Perot, Jerry Brown, David Duke and Bob Dole.

Carvey made his feature film debut in THIS IS SPINAL TAP, and other earlier works include RACING WITH THE MOON, ONE OF THE GROUP, TOUGH GUYS, and the comedy OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS. Other notable films for Carvey include Alan Parker’s THE ROAD TO for Columbia Pictures, Zanuck’s CLEAN SLATE for MGM, and Twentieth Century Fox’s TRAPPED IN PARADISE.  In 2004, Dana starred in THE MASTER OF DISGUISE, a family comedy where Carvey took on 36 different identities and spoke in 14 different languages as the hapless titular character.  Most recently, Dana lent his voice to bring ‘Pops’ the dog to life in the 3D animated mega-hit, SECRET LIFE OF PETS.

In 2016, Carvey appeared as the expert-in-residence on USA Network’s comedic half hour series FIRST IMPRESSIONS.  The show featured amateur impressionists competing against each other in a weekly battle of celebrity impressions with Carvey mentoring each contestant.

 Also, Dana’s Netflix Special STRAIGHT WHITE MALE, 60, was released in 2016, to much acclaim.

Carvey won an Emmy Award in 1993 for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.  He has received a total of six Emmy nominations, one of which was for a guest appearance on “Larry Sanders Show.” He was also honored with The American Comedy Award as Television’s Funniest Supporting Male both in 1990 and 1991.

Keynote Speaker: Charles Chiu, MD, PhD

Charles Chiu MD, PhD, UCSF, keynote speaker for Bay Area Lyme Foundation's LymeAid 2021Dr. Charles Chiu currently heads a translational research laboratory focused on clinical next-generation sequencing assay development for diagnosis of infectious diseases and investigation of emerging pathogens, including Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Zika virus, and COVID19. Dr. Charles Chiu has been sequencing COVID cases from multiple counties across the state over the past year as part of California’s SARS-CoV-2 Whole Genome Sequencing Initiative known as COVIDNet. His work also encompasses clinical and public health applications of nanopore sequencing and machine learning-aided RNA-Seq approaches to detect and identify diagnostic profiles of a patient’s response to infection. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, holds over 15 patents and patent applications, and serves on the scientific advisory boards for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Mammoth Biosciences

Recent Publications About Dr Chiu’s Research:

COVID-19 Variant First Found in Other Countries and States Now Seen More Frequently in California

How Worried Should You Be About the New Coronavirus Variant?

Over 50% of the strains’: UCSF doctors detect shocking increase of CA variant cases in Mission District study

California coronavirus variant possibly more infectious, might cause more serious illness, S.F. studies show

Musical Guest, Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrath

Pop Ricks featuring Mark McGrathPop Rocks is the ultimate dance band: Tons of current high energy hits, mixed with the classics from the 80s, 90s, and Today: Nothing but songs to keep your guests on the dance floor *all night long* from Bon Jovi  to Bruno Mars and Whitney Houston, we dig deep into classic dance songs and execute them with style and enthusiasm.

Pop Rocks is a core 6-piece dance band (all of whom can sing *fantastically* if we do say so ourselves). The band is also customizable with a percussion player, phenomenal horn section and celeb guest singers.

One of the most in-demand bands for private functions from weddings to galas to holiday parties, Pop Rocks delivers hits, enthusiasm and a fun spirit to your party and has for countless happy ‘clients’. The Yelp reviews alone will let you know what you are getting!

Pop Rocks featuring Mark McGrathThe band stands out with an exceptional knack for reading the crowd at any event, adapting their show to a broad range of audience members, and tackling the most discerning crowds, leaving everyone in awe of their positive energy, excellent musicianship and kick-ass show.

Rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pop Rocks has a following around the world (yeah, really!) and played for all kinds of great companies for their events from Apple to Zynga (see what we did there?). Other happy clients you may have heard of: Amway, Apple, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Genentech, Google, Major League Baseball, Michael Minna, National Football League,  Oakland A’s, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants, Salesforce, Twitter, Yahoo and countless more.

As a lead singer/songwriter, Mark McGrath can lay claim to a stunning string of 90s top 10 hits (including Fly, Every Morning, Someday), multiple multi-platinum albums, and countless sold out tours.