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The LAM Foundation

LAM 5k A Breath of Hope Kernersville,  North Carolina

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The LAM Foundation

Cincinnati, OH | EIN: 31-1438001

<b>Description:</b> The LAM Foundation is dedicated to funding scientific research in an effort find a cause and cure for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM, while offering knowledge, emotional support and hope to women with this fatal lung disease. <br><br><b>Mission:</b> We exist to support efforts by the scientific community to develop better methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for women with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM. Our primary mission is two-fold: to undertake activities that will increase the amount of funding nationwide to support research on LAM, and to serve as a resource of information and a symbol of hope for LAM patients and their families.Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a disease that results in the progressive destruction of healthy lung tissue, usually attacking women in their twenties and thirties. Cysts that eventually cover the airways gradually replace the healthy tissue. For some patients, the first clue is an unexplained lung collapse or the discovery of an unusual kidney tumor called an angiomyolipoma. All of these women experience shortness of breath with the smallest amount of exertion. Breathlessness progresses to the point where walking, dressing or even talking and laughing are difficult. Women with LAM are advised against pregnancy as it accelerates the disease, and those who already have children live with the threat of not being able to watch them mature. Although LAM was identified sixty years ago, there is no known cure


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