The Bay Area Lyme Foundation will host its first LymeAid benefit concert, featuring singer and guitarist Daryl Hall, from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at a private home in Portola Valley.
The benefit will include a cocktail reception, sit-down dinner, and live auction before the performance by Mr. Hall, who is, himself, battling the effects of Lyme disease. Tickets for individual seats are $1,000.
"Our mission at Bay Area Lyme Foundation is to accelerate medical breakthroughs that will make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, " says Ana Thompson, executive director at Bay Area Lyme Foundation.
Although Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the United States, the search for solutions is under-funded, receiving only $1 per patient for every $910 spent on West Nile disease, according to Ms. Thompson. While Lyme disease can usually be treated with antibiotics if caught early, it is often misdiagnosed, leading to a much more debilitating illness, she said.
Go to bayarealyme.org or call 530-2439 for more information.