From the start, Kristy and I committed ourselves to giving all we could to support The LAM Foundation’s research. But after a couple of years I realized there is only so much that one family can do alone. So, I decided I was going to have a “fund-raiser”.
I had heard many of the success stories about patients, their families and friends having fund-raisers. But, even though I have always enjoyed giving to other people, the idea of asking for money for myself (or even for my family) makes me uncomfortable. I know that a lot of people probably feel this way, but this just was too important to let those feelings deter me.
Katherine Lu Hsu, talks about her experience at the UPENN Million Dollar Bike Ride (MDBR) and why the MDBR community and supporting The LAM Foundation are so important to her.
This year’s Breath of Hope Gala was a complete sell out with over 410 people in attendance! And with a crowd like that, everything was “off the charts”!
Our Breath of Hope Silent Auction tables had 50 fabulous donated items up for bid, generating well over $9,000. That’s $4,000 + more than last year!