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Our Mission: 
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.

Current News

Save the Date!!

The 2016 Rare Lung Disease Research Conference, LAMposium & Breath of Hope Gala will take place September 22-25, 2016. This year's conference will be held at the Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter (Covington, KY).

Click here to watch a view from the 2015 conference.

Now Accepting LAM Family Network (LFN) Applications

Traveling to The International Rare Lung Disease Research Conference, LAMposium and Breath of Hope Gala can be a major financial hardship. Thanks to the LAM Family Network (LFN), women with LAM can apply for a travel grant that will help pay for travel to and from Cincinnati, Ohio along with their hotel stay at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter. Please return your completed application by June 6, 2016 to Maria Pearson at

Click here for your application. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the application process.

Thank you to our generous LAM community donors who support the LAM Family Network. If you would like to donate to the LFN fund please click the "Donate Now" button and choose LFN from the designation drop down menu.

LAMplify Your Next Community Fundraiser

There’s only one thing better than organizing a successful fundraiser to support The LAM Foundation and knowing that your hard work will positively impact the health and future of all women with LAM. Now you can double the amount of money that your event raises! That’s exactly what the LAM Foundation’s new 2016 LAMplify Challenge Grant Program is designed to do. And you are invited to be a part of this exciting new program!

LAMplify is a Challenge Grant Program to encourage local community-based LAM fundraisers. All LAMplify program donations go toward funding LAM research, LAM patient programs and the LAM Clinic Network.

If you are considering hosting a fundraising event for The LAM Foundation this year, you may qualify to have your net proceeds matched by the LAMplify Challenge Grant Program. DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR!

Eligible community-based fundraisers include:

  • Locally based community events
  • Online campaigns
  • Letter writing campaigns
  • Others to be approved in advance by the Foundation

All you have to do is commit to raising $5,000 to $50,000  in increments of $5,000.

For more details contact the The LAM Foundation at 877.287.3526 or by sending us a note at


Journeys, our comprehensive biannual journal on LAM research, patient advocacy, education and awareness is hitting mailboxes now. Click here to read online.


Over the last 12 months there is an increasing number of issues shared within our LAM community about access to liquid oxygen therapy. The LAM Foundation has teamed up with other rare and chronic lung disease organizations to fight for your rights to the most appropriate oxygen therapy. We are grateful to the COPD Foundation for sharing the attached educational/advocacy materials with us. Please read the below if you are experiencing issues with your oxygen supplier. Consider making the calls even if you are on commercial insurance. The COPD Foundation will track trends and issues with suppliers, no matter the insurance payer. It will help us build our case for better access and reimbursement. The LAM community perspective is particularly important because we need to fight for the rights of active people who want to stay mobile – not tethered to a tank at home.

Click here to learn more about your rights.

MIDAS Trial Webinar

If you were unable to attend the webinar on the MIDAS Trial you can click here to view the recording of Dr. Frank McCormack's presentation.

FDA Approval of Rapamycin as a Treatment for LAM

Click here to view the press release from the FDA.
Click here to view the press release from Pfizer.
Click here to view the press release from UC Health.
Click here to view the press release from The LAM Foundation.

New LAM Awareness Videos

The LAM Foundation is thrilled to share with you videos that will help us raise LAM awareness.

These videos captures the strength of all women with LAM.
It also shows the urgency we all feel as we work together to find a cure faster.

We would like to thank Dana Garrett and David Butz from Trailhead Films and board member Eden Pontz.

Click here to view The LAM Foundation overview video (2:34).

Click here to view the full length video (5:00).

Once you have a moment to watch these videos, you are going to want to share it with family, friends, co-workers, and your community.

Worldwide LAM Awareness Day

Click here to learn more and to start your online fundraising campaign.


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LAMposium 2015

Click here to view the slideshow of pictures from this year's LAMposium. You will need Adobe Reader to view the slideshow.

Planning A Fundraiser

It’s fun and easy to plan a fundraiser to benefit the Foundation. Start by downloading and filling out The LAM Foundation’s Community Fundraising Packet and Budget Form. Then send both items to Sue Sherman at or Kerri Morgan at

We will review your information and contact you within 3 to 5 business days. If you have any questions regarding fundraising or the forms, contact us at 513.777.6889 or at or

Personal Journeys With LAM

The LAM Foundation is pleased to offer LAM patients an electronic copy of Personal Journeys With LAM, a collection of stories written by women who are living with LAM.  It’s our hope that you’ll feel inspired as you read these personal stories of courage and determination.  

An electronic copy was emailed to all LAM patients who have given the Foundation their email address. If you did not receive this email and would like to have an electronic copy of Personal Journeys With LAM please email the Foundation with your request at

Please note:  Personal Journeys With LAM is to be considered private and confidential.  Therefore, it’s very important that you not share your copy with anyone (family, friends, etc.) or post it on any social media. Please be respectful to those who have written and shared their personal story so that you can feel connected to others and feel less alone in your own journey with LAM.

Emergency Room Quick Facts Card for LAM

The LAM Foundation is excited to offer LAM patients an easy way to provide doctors in the ER with information about LAM.  A small easy to carry card (the size of a typical business card) that is easy to carry and contains helpful information that you can share with the doctor when you go to an ER.  The card can be inserted into a luggage tag and attached to a purse for easy reference.

Click here to request a NEW ER Quick Fact Card with updated ICD-10 code for LAM.



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The LAM Foundation attempts to verify the accuracy of information regarding LAM Clinics and health care providers prior to posting on this website. The Foundation does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy of information or the quality of medical care received at any institution, clinic, or by a medical provider listed on our website. The LAM Foundation is not liable for any damages that may result from the use of this site.

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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