Bay Area Lyme Foundation's LymeAid® Brings Celebrities and Scientists Together To Help Accelerate Medical Breakthroughs for Lyme Disease

PORTOLA VALLEY, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, May 17, Bay Area Lyme Foundation, the leading national nonprofit funder of innovative Lyme disease research, hosted more than 400 celebrities, philanthropists and noteworthy scientists at the third annual LymeAid®. The benefit dinner and concert raised approximately $600,000, of which 100% will go directly to fund research for Lyme disease. More than 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with this potentially debilitating disease each year.

"As the problem of Lyme disease continues to grow, we are grateful for the support of such a broad range of scientists, physicians, patients and celebrities," said Linda Giampa, executive director, Bay Area Lyme Foundation. "We are seeing great opportunities to fund incredible research that we are hopeful will help us identify an accurate diagnostic and cure."

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