Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, created and co-founded in 2014 by two Lyme Disease survivors who wanted to forge an easier path to available resources for the people of Midcoast Maine afflicted by Lyme and tick-borne diseases. In three short years, their year-round steadfast commitment to providing free community resources has raised awareness and education and, through their endless amount of support, touched and helped many lives find their way back to wellness, back to the way life in Maine was meant to be. In the Spring of 2016, their efforts were recognized and they were made the Maine partner of the national Lyme Disease Association.

MLDSE and YouCaring share that common concept, by using a platform that empowers people to help others overcome hardships and enjoy happier, healthier lives.


In the spring of 2017, MLDSE will be holding back-to-back life changing events for the people of Midcoast Maine.

First, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, MLDSE will be holding their 3rd Annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference from 8-5pm at the Wiscasset Community Center, 242 Gardiner Rd (Rt27), Wiscasset Maine. Local and national Lyme literate medical providers, researchers, laboratories and vendors all under one roof will be on hand to share their knowledge, resources, products and services. Attendees will be able to interact with medical providers and receive information about testing and treatment options as well as beneficial products and services from local and national vendors. This informative and educational conference is FREE and open to the public due in part to grants and generous donations.

Then, on Saturday, May 6, 2017, the 1st Annual Midcoast Lyme Aide Benefit Ride and Concert ~ in memory of Bill Chinnock ~ will be held at the Taste of Maine, Route 1, Woolwich, Maine. Ridin’ Steel and Taste of Maine have joined forces to combat Lyme Disease in Midcoast Maine with MLDSE and Ticked Off Music Fest. 
100% of the proceeds raised will benefit the Midcoast Lyme Aide fund, a fund established by MLDSE to help Mainers in financial need receive assistance for testing for Lyme and tick-borne diseases. This event will kick off at 12noon with a 3-hour Midcoast Loop motorcycle ride, hosted by Ridin’ Steel, that will start and end back at the Taste of Maine, where an epic fundraiser benefit concert featuring Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame Legend, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, founding member of the E-Street Band, along with legendary guitarist Jon Sebastian Brice and NJ Blues Hall of Famers, Paul Whistler and Gary Cavico and The Mallett Brothers Band will take place (for tickets please visit our website).

MLDSE is a 501c3 nonprofit organization so all donations are TAX-FREE and go straight back into the community. Your generous financial gift will stay local and help make a difference in the lives of Midcoast Maine’s Lyme community.

Please make check payable to MLDSE and send to: 
MLDSE, 4 Mills Rd #120, Newcastle Maine 04553

Or to make an online credit card donation, click on the DONATE button:

Thank you for your generous donation!

Paula Jackson Jones, President and Co-Founder
Angele Rice, Vice President and Co-Founder

For more information about MLDSE, please visit our website: