Helen Green Research Travel Fund

Women with LAM understand the importance of participating in LAM research. One of the most comprehensive and longest running LAM research studies is at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For years, the NIH generously provided travel reimbursement for women with LAM to travel to the NIH to take part in the LAM protocol. Last year, patients new to the protocol had to cover their own travel expenses. When LAM patient Becky Hobgood found out about the change, she decided to do something about it.

After discussing the idea with her family, Becky and her siblings established the Helen Green Research Travel Fund, named in honor of their mother. This fund will be used specifically to help women with LAM cover travel costs associated with traveling to the NIH in Bethesda, MD, for their first visit. Subsequent visits may be covered by the NIH.

If you are a newly diagnosed woman with LAM and are interested in finding out more about the Helen Green Research Travel Fund, or how you can participate in research, contact our Patient Services & Education Manager, Anne McKenna, at or (513) 777-6889.