Project Lyme strives to end the epidemic
of tick-borne diseases. We work tenaciously
- Funding cutting-edge research
- Educating the public with accurate information
- Advocating for meaningful solutions
- Supporting patients through their Lyme Journey
We know money going to science is what will solve this epidemic, but to get to the money, we need large scale awareness and educational opportunities. We also need advocacy at an individual & governmental level. We believe the coordination of all four through organizational partnerships, plus working with doctors and researchers will help Project Lyme to solve this problem.
Jennifer Weis, Board Co-Chair
Supporting The Community
In response to the pandemic and an outpouring of requests from our community, Project Lyme created its Lyme and COVID-19 Facebook group. Dr. Robert Bransfield hosted the group and uploaded relevant and imperative information to its members.
David Roth, Executive Committee ChairJOIN THE GROUP
Educating Our Constituents
In the virtual world of 2020, Project Lyme had to adapt its practices to be able to educate our constituents. We produced educational video content viewed by over 100,000 individuals across numerous media platforms.
Kim Dickstein, Marketing CommitteeWatch Our Videos
Keeping Things Current
Project Lyme’s weekly newsletter ‘Lyme Notes’ provides our 3,400+ subscribers access to timely news, discoveries and research developments within the Lyme world.
Nan Kurzman, Board Co-ChairJoin Our Newsletter
Project Lyme awarded $100,000 to filmmaker Sini Anderson for her documentary which follows the journey of four women suffering from Lyme disease who are struggling to be heard by the medical community. “So Sick” is set to premier in Fall 2021.
Project Lyme is a founding charter member of the advocacy group Center for Lyme Action. We founded the organization in partnership with Bay Area Lyme, Alexandra Cohen, and Laure Woods in order to make legislative progress with the federal government.
In 2019, Generation Lyme hosted 17 events nationally. In 2020, the initiative quickly adapted to the pandemic and went virtual. This allowed them to host 125+ meetups with 1,500+ attendees.
Research for a Cure
Since 2018, Project Lyme has granted over $1,000,000 to our partner, Bay Area Lyme Foundation, in order to benefit the following researchers and their projects:
- Brian R Crane, PhD, Cornell University
- Yuko Nakajima, PhD, Brandeis University
- Geetha Parthasarathy, PhD, Tulane University
- Michal Caspi Tal, PhD, Stanford University
- Yong Zhou, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology
The partnership between Project Lyme and Bay Area Lyme continues to demonstrate progress against tick-borne diseases, one of the most important health crises of our time.