$1 per letter of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, $24 closer to a CURE!
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, better known as LAM, is a progressive lung disease. It affects women almost exclusively, usually striking during the prime of their lives, most often during childbearing years. Most women and health care providers are unaware of the existence of LAM or its symptoms, and there is no known treatment or cure. LAM is often misdiagnosed as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis. Scientists estimate there are as many as 300,000 women with LAM who are currently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
After her 22-year-old daughter was diagnosed with LAM in 1994, Sue Byrnes (pictured top left with her daughter, Andrea) decided to fight back. With no research being done, she and her husband formed The LAM Foundation in 1995 to fund critical medical research that will lead to a treatment and a cure. Serving as a symbol of hope for LAM patients and their families, the Foundation is also an informational and educational resource for those affected by this devastating disease. Since inception, The LAM Foundation has raised over $12 million to fund research, resulting in the fundamental understanding of the genetic cause of LAM and the completion of the first-ever LAM treatment trial.
But young women diagnosed with LAM are still suffering and losing their lives. The extraordinary progress that The LAM Foundation has made in the past 15 years has increased the world's knowledge of this disease, but funding for scientific research is still an urgent need. Your online fundraising efforts afford The LAM Foundation the ability to fund more research, which will one day afford a young woman living with LAM more time to live her life.
Please help us save the lives of our mothers, daughters, wives, sisters, aunts and friends by reaching out to anyone you can for a contribution of $1 per letter of lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Each gift will put us $24 closer to a CURE!
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The LAM Foundation urgently seeks an effective treatment and ultimately a cure for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)
through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific,
medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and
a worldwide network of hope and support.
The LAM Foundation