Raise Awareness

Often times, local news media are looking for human interest stories about community members dealing with challenges and overcoming them. To form a list of media in your area, visit your local library or on the Internet (search local media Web sites). We would suggest that you gather several names, numbers and email addresses for each media outlet (newspapers, radio and television stations).  For example, health reporters, community events reporters or general editors/producers are likely to be the most appropriate contacts for these types of stories.  Click here to find a sample press release about Worldwide LAM Awareness Day on June 1st.  This press release can be tailored to fit your personal story and your community.

Raising Awareness In The Media

Often times, local news media are looking for human interest stories about community members dealing with challenges and overcoming them. Make a list of media in your area. This information is available at your local library or on the Internet (search local media Web sites). List several names, numbers and email addresses for each media outlet (newspapers, radio and television stations). Health reporters, community events reporters or general editors/producers are likely to be the most appropriate contacts.Click here to find a sample press release which can be tailored to fit your personal story and your community.  The steps are fairly easy:

  • Rewrite the release to make it your own
  • Check your LAM facts on The LAM Foundation’s website
  • Check the media websites for story idea submission policies
  • Send your idea, press release or story to the media in your area
  • When the media contacts you, be prepared to talk to the reporter
  • Refer the reporter to the Foundation office and website for more information
  • Inform the Foundation of your successful submission
  • You may need to submit your idea several times before the media shows interest, especially if there is breaking news occurring

Raising Awareness In Your Community

There are a variety of ways to raise awareness in your own community.

  • Locate community organizations with an interest in health or women’s issues.  Ask to be a guest speaker and share information about LAM and The LAM Foundation.  Click here for Talking Points to help you prepare.
  • Submit a story to your company, church, school, newsletters about LAM and the work of The LAM Foundation.
  • Add a link to The LAM Foundation’s website on your e-mail signature.
  • Order a “Can you say Lymphangioleiomyomatosis” t-shirt and wear it in your community (click here to email your order)
  • Hold a fundraiser.
  • Talk about LAM and The LAM Foundation and ask your family and friends to do the same.
  • Click here to find a promotional half page flyer or click here for the Worldwide LAM Awareness Day flyer which can be printed and used in many different ways.  Here are a few ideas:

Take them to your local emergency rooms and urgent care centers
Distribute them at pulmonology offices in your area
Hand out at local health fairs
Give to potential donors

The LAM Foundation Promotional Materials

The LAM Foundation is here to help you raise awareness.  The following items are available either by downloading the link or by contacting The LAM Foundation at 513-777-6889 or email us at info@thelamfoundation.org

  • LAM Foundation brochures
  • Public Service Announcement

Print version - Click to View/Download: Print PSA 1 / Print PSA 2

DVD Video - Click on the times to View/Download: :15 / :30 / :60

The LAM Foundation Video - Click here to View/Download

Living With LAM - Click here to View/Download

  • LAM Foundation Banner (6' x 3'; We can ship it to you for your event)
  • Journeys; The LAM Foundation newsletter
  • Contribution envelopes
  • Corporate Packet; if you plan on asking for donations from corporations