Project Lyme | Insect Repellent Clothing, Tick Protection

Project Lyme


Project Lyme

Based in Rockport, Maine and founded by Heather Hearst, Project Lyme is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and early diagnosis of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases in the U.S. and around the world. For more information, go to projectlyme.org.





Project Lyme is a national nonprofit, based in Rockport, Maine dedicated to raising awareness and educating people about early prevention and early detection of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases on a national and global scale. The organization is dedicated to making Lyme disease a household name, and tick prevention commonplace. Founded by Heather Hearst who was diagnosed with Lyme disease 30 years ago as a teenager.

“Tick bites are preventable, and if diagnosed and treated early, Lyme is usually cured – let’s put ticks out of business!” Project Lyme aims to make Lyme disease a household name and tick prevention commonplace – like seatbelts, sunscreen and bike helmets.

  • Teach people where ticks really live.
  • Know the steps to take before you go outside: What clothing to wear, what tick repellants to use.
  • Education: Learn how to check yourself and your family nightly for ticks.
  • Know the steps to take when returning inside: clothes placed into hot dryer, why to shower.
  • Learn what not to do: throwing your clothes onto your bed or furniture.
  • Learn how to properly remove a tick.
  • Learn how to protect your pets.
  • Learn to recognize the early signs and symptoms + how to be your own best advocate.
  • Learn why prevention is key and still the best way to protect your family.

Social Media Campaign: #TalkAboutTicks
Twitter: @ProjectLyme
Facebook: @livlymefoundation
Instagram: @livlymefoundation