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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Support

Mission: Fund cutting-edge research into Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Results: Provided 80% of funding to endow the Columbia University Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center in 2007. Since 2012, research teams funded by Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) have announced:  Dramatic progress toward a new dependable diagnostic test for Lyme disease  Pre-approval to enter clinical trials with a new treatment for “chronic” Lyme disease  Newly understood mechanisms by which the Borrelia spirochete evades attacks by antibiotics

Programs: We write University level research grants. Provide community and school education programs on Lyme disease prevention.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have personally interacted with many members of the Lyme Research Alliance, and can attest to their high level of commitment and interest in the support of finding proper diagnostic methods, and eventual treatment and cure of Lyme disease. The Board and Co - Presidents have been ceaseless in their efforts over the years. These efforts have not gone unrewarded as they have managed to engage excellent researchers, uncovering and collecting much information about this tick borne disease.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lyme Research Alliance is an amazing tick-borne illness research organization. The Board and Co-Presidents have all served without financial compensation for over 15 years; their work is a mission to all of them. In addition, LRA is committed to making scientific advancements toward a cure for tick-borne illness, and is one of the few nonprofits (if not the only one) that is working toward a test for Lyme disease that shows if a person has active infection. By accomplishing this, physicians and researchers will be one step closer to unraveling many of the mysteries surrounding tick-borne diseases.

Lyme Research Alliance needs additional funding to complete the work that will benefit everyone who spends time outdoors from potential crippling illness.

Review from Guidestar