Million Dollar Bike Ride - Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
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The LAM Foundation Team Member Patricia Ortiz
   
Fundraising goal $30,000.00
Recent donations (4 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Kelsey Ransick $25.00
Dick Trapp $100.00
Scott Currie $30.00
Richard DiMenna $100.00
Recent donations
Top donors (4 donations)
Richard DiMenna $100.00
Dick Trapp $100.00
Scott Currie $30.00
Kelsey Ransick $25.00
The LAM Foundation Easy Breathers

The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, 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. For more information on LAM, please visit us at www.thelamfoundation.org
LAM or lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a progressive and rare lung disease which affects women during their childbearing years. About 2,400 American women and some 3,000 globally are part of the US-based registry. With a prevalence of 3-7 cases per million, it is estimated that thousands of individuals with Sporadic LAM around the world who have not been diagnosed. The LAM Foundation, based in Cincinnati, is working on a national and international basis to enhance the care of LAM patients as well as fostering collaboration among scientists, clinicians and patients to inspire innovative research efforts.
Join Us in the Million Dollar Bike Ride!
The LAM Foundation is proud to partner with the UPenn Center for Orphan Diseases for the 7th annual Million Dollar Bike Ride. In the last years' time, The LAM Foundation's Easy Breathers Cycling Team has raised more than $590,000 for LAM research. In 2020, our goal is to raise another $60,000. Join us on June 13, 2020 (virtually), as we pedal to put an end to lymphangioleiomyomatosis!

We can do this again with your support:
Every dollar we raise up to $30,000, it will be matched by UPenn, doubling the impact!
100% of your donation is tax-deductible.
As a result of our efforts to date, nine well-known LAM researchers received pilot grants to continue critical LAM research including:
- Carmen Priolo, MD, PhD from Brigham and Women's Hospital
- Elizabeth Henske, MD from Brigham and Women's Hospital (2x Pilot Grant Award Winner)
- Hilairie Lam, PhD from Brigham and Women's Hospital
- David Kwiatkowski, MD, PhD from Brigham and Women's Hospital (2x Pilot Grant Award Winner)
- Jane Yu, PhD from the University of Cincinnati
- Victoria Stepanova, PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Norbert Perrimon, PhD from Harvard Medical School
- Vera Krymskaya, PhD, MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
- Aristotelis Astreinidis, PhD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

For more details regarding LAM research funded by the pilot grants visit https://thelamfoundation.org/Investigators/Other-Programs/UPENN-Orphan-Disease-Program-Grants

LAM is a progressive and rare lung disease that primarily affects women during the prime of their lives. With LAM, a patient's lungs are invaded by mutant smooth muscle cells, which dissolve healthy lung tissue and replace it with innumerable air-filled holes or cysts. Debate is ongoing about the links between LAM and cancer.

LAM is often misdiagnosed, undiagnosed, or under-diagnosed. Early symptoms may resemble asthma, emphysema, or bronchitis.

A LAM diagnosis once meant certain lung failure leading to a lung transplant or death. Now, LAM patients' outlook often centers on the word "hope." In great part, this is due to The LAM Foundation's strategy of "relentless collaboration" with researchers, clinicians, patients and government health agencies around the world.
The LAM Foundation, based in Cincinnati, OH, has a mission to "urgently seek safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure for LAM through advocacy and the funding of promising research."


THANK YOU!
Your support moves research faster toward a cure. Ask your friends and family to join in and help fund-a-cure for LAM! Let's make this the best year ever.

For more information on LAM, please visit us at www.thelamfoundation.org. For fundraising inspiration, check out https://vimeo.com/195956048.
    Donation messages
    For my mom, a LAM warrior! --Kelsey Ransick
    Joe & Mary and the LAM Team! So proud of you all for Keeping the Faith and doing the ride. I bought the Easy Breathers Joursey and will wear it the Day of The Ride with pride! So thankful for our fellow Lammies and Families who with our super-hero drs & Scientists continue to stand against the monster, LAM. Go LAM Foundation. Go Easy Breathers!!! Dick Trapp for Kathy. For my mom, a LAM warrior! --Dick Trapp
    Thank you Caroline, for working with this fund drive. Praying for a cure! --Scott Currie
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