Project Lyme 2023 Gala

Thank you to everyone who supported the event and helped us raise $1.2 million for Lyme disease research and education.

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Isabel Rose has been infected with Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, and Rickettsia since early childhood, which she has ultimately passed along, in utero, to both of her children. She is deeply devoted to Lyme disease education and awareness, serving as a Board Member of Project Lyme and as Co-Chair of Mothers Against Lyme. She is currently working on a memoir detailing her lifelong battle with these
chronic, multi-systemic diseases.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Aucott is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. Dr. Aucott’s research is focused on improved diagnostic testing and health-related outcomes in Lyme disease. He is widely recognized as an international expert in post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.


Jenna Bush Hager is the co-host of TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, alongside Hoda Kotb. She is also an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. Currently Hager is the chair of UNICEF’s Next Generation, an initiative dedicated to reducing the number of preventable childhood deaths around the world. She has traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean with UNICEF where she saw firsthand the plight faced by the underprivileged.