Jay Leno and Chris Isaak joined Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid and helped raise $1.1 million for Lyme disease research. Bay Area Lyme Foundation brought together scientists, philanthropists, celebrities and patients for the sixth annual event aimed at raising funds to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure. One hundred percent of proceeds will go directly to fund research and education projects for Lyme disease.
Laure Woods of Portola Valley hosted LymeAid in her backyard on May 12, 2018. Jay Leno served as master of ceremonies and kept the crowd lively and laughing. Leno also donated two visits to his personal garage, auction items that raised $70,000 on the spot. After dinner and a formal program, Chris Isaak entertained the enthusiastic crowd with his songs, “San Francisco Days,” “Wicked Game” and “Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing,” among other hits.
Scenes from the event:
Red Carpet Bay Area salutes LymeAid 2018
Event chairs: Lucy Kuchan, Carolyn Margiotti, Kathleen O’Rourke, Amy Rao, Jennie Savage, Laure Woods
Honorary hosts: Marc Benioff, Daryl Hall, Elet Hall, Jane Seymour, Dr. Richard Horowitz, Dana Parish, Davorin Kuchan, Elaine Mellis, Jim Mair, Gib and Susan Myers, Kirsten and Josh Stein, Mason Tenaglia, Amy Rao and Harry Plant
Photos by Drew Altizer Photography