The Lyme Disease Association (LDA)
The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) awards grants in three different areas of its mission: Research, Education, and Patient Support (LymeAid 4 Kids). Since 1999, the LDA has sponsored 20 scientific/medical conferences, eighteen jointly with Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. All provided Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians. LDA has funded cutting-edge research projects with over 36 different researchers and institutions throughout the country, such as: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, NJ Medical School, Fox Chase Cancer Center, University of California, Davis, University of Pennsylvania, Bringham & Woman’s Hospital, NY Medical College, Rockefeller University, Tulane Regional Primate Center, University of North Florida, NIH/NASA and UDSA.
About LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) – The Lyme Disease Association started LA4K fund in 2004 and has helped children all over the U.S. Developed with the help of author Amy Tan, the fund is for children who do not have/receive insurance coverage for Lyme disease treatment for children and whose families have economic difficulties. Donations can be made online to LDA help this LA4K fund as there are so many applicants, the fund does run out of money frequently. Total Funds distributed since 2004 totals over $416,000.