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Help ILADEF Make a Difference

"I’m firmly convinced that I might not be here today if it weren’t for ILADS."


In 1996 Steve, a health professional living in Louisiana, noticed a tick attached to his arm. He removed it, sterilized the area, and went on with his day. Over a decade later, Steve began to experience extreme joint pain, fatigue, rashes, numbness, and other debilitating symptoms. He sought answers and relief from numerous doctors over more than a year, without any progress.

Frustrated, in pain, and forced to abandon the job and hobbies he loved, Steve reached out to ILADS for help. The ILADS team recommended an ILADEF trained Lyme-expert and physician who diagnosed Steve with late-stage Lyme disease and developed a plan for treatment. As a result of the careful care he received from a Lyme-expert medical professional, Steve’s life began its return to a sort of normalcy. While he continues to feel the effects of Lyme disease, he is hopeful that future patients have a more positive prognosis - thanks to the continued efforts of ILADS and ILADEF.


Five Ways to Donate

We offer five easy ways to support ILADEF’s mission: direct donations, crowdfunding campaigns, securities and vehicle donations.

Designate ILADEF as your charity of choice when shopping with Amazon

Want to make a difference without spending a penny? Designate the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation as your charity of choice when shopping at Amazon to support teaching medical professionals about Lyme and other chronic, complex diseases. Amazon will donate 0.5% from your purchases to ILADEF, at no cost you!

Customers who shop at will find the same Amazon they know and love, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the eligible purchase price to the charity of your choice.

How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

  1. Visit
  2. Sign in with the same account you use for
  3. Select your charity
  4. Start shopping! Remember to checkout at to generate donations for your chosen charity.
    *Tip: Add a bookmark to make it easier to shop at

Direct Donation

To make a direct donation to ILADEF, just:

  1. Visit our secure donation portal.
  2. Complete the donation form.

Crowdfunding Campaign

To launch a crowdfunding campaign, just:

  1. Visit our crowdfunding site.
  2. Name your campaign and set a fundraising target.
  3. Share your campaign with friends and family by email and on social media.

Securities Donation

To donate securities, just:

  1. Contact for instructions.
  2. You will receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the securities.
  3. A gift of appreciated securities can be a wonderful alternative to making cash contributions and offers some tax advantages.

Vehicle Donation

To donate a vehicle, just:

  1. Visit our vehicle donation page.
  2. Complete the secure donation form.
Direct Donation

To make a direct donation to ILADEF, just:

  1. Visit our secure donation portal.
  2. Complete the donation form.
Designate ILADEF as your charity of choice when shopping with Amazon
Crowdfunding Campaign
Securities Donation
Vehicle Donation

Your Donations Create Progress

The number of physicians that have completed the ILADS Physician Training Program:

The total number of attendees at ILADS 2018 conferences:

The amount of donations that are dedicated to funding Lyme-focused research:


Thanks to your support, ILADEF is making strides toward changing the lives of patients suffering from Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. Your donations enable us to propel progress by communicating advances in treatment to physicians and medical providers all over the world via our groundbreaking physician training program, intense fundamentals courses, and funding groundbreaking research in tick-borne diseases. We’re particularly proud of the global educational initiatives we’re able to fund, including a physician education effort in the UK specifically for general practitioners in England.

We look forward to the day that every patient is diagnosed quickly and treated effectively. Our supporters help us achieve that vision. Thank you.