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Matching Gifts: An Easy Way to Multiply Your Gift

Posted on October 20, 2021   |   

When Jennifer Fujikawa was diagnosed with LAM in 2015, she reached out to The LAM Foundation for online information, resources, and patient support programs. Since then, the Foundation has been Jennifer’s source of hope – and the LAM community is like her extended family. Jennifer is an active fundraiser for the Foundation, writing letters to friends and family to tell her story and ask for their help to find a cure for LAM.

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Topics: Fundraising Matching Gifts        Categories: Educational Resources

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The LAM Foundation Statement on Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Posted on August 18, 2021   |   

On August 12, 2021 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) modified the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) to allow for the administration of an additional dose (i.e., a third dose) after an initial two-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series for certain immunocompromised people. This amendment was subsequently endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on August 13, 2021.

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Topics: COVID-19        Categories: News
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Reuniting Our Unique Family

Posted on July 30, 2021   |   

As COVID restrictions ease and family gatherings resume, many of us are overjoyed at the chance to reunite, in person, with those who are most dear to us. We have missed so much due to limited human contact over the last 18 months. We have felt this deeply within the LAM community, where in-person meetings have been on hold, and with them, the meaningful tradition of bringing scientists, clinicians, and LAM patients together.

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Topics: LAMposium Research        Categories: News
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Worldwide LAM Awareness Month 2021

Posted on May 26, 2021   |   

June has been designated Worldwide LAM Awareness Month (WWLAM) by the Worldwide LAM Patient Coalition. WWLAM brings together the global community in a collaborative effort to educate the world about the signs and symptoms of LAM, raise funds to support women living with LAM, and share our global achievements to inspire researchers and clinicians to optimize therapies and find a cure for LAM. 

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Topics: Worldwide LAM Awareness Month WWLAM        Categories: News
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Endowed Professorship for LAM Research Created at UC College of Medicine

Posted on March 17, 2021   |   

Gifts totaling $1 million will support a new LAM Foundation Professorship for LAM Research, a first at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Thanks to the generous support of The LAM Foundation, the Crissey family and the Hagins Family Matching Gift Program, this endowed professorship will ensure permanent support for a clinical scientist focused on the rare progressive lung disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM.

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The LAM Foundation Announces New Leadership

Posted on February 12, 2021   |   

After 25 years of devoted service to women with LAM, their families, and the scientific and medical communities that support them, Dr. Frank McCormack has decided to step down from his current role with the Foundation, as the volunteer Scientific Director, taking on the new role of Emeritus Scientific Director. Dr. Nishant Gupta has been named as the new LAM Foundation Scientific Director, joining the Board of Directors. He also becomes the first person to hold The LAM Foundation Professorship for LAM Research at the University of Cincinnati (UC). 

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