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Fundraising Simplified: Francine Kalogerou

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Francine Kalogerou was diagnosed with LAM in February 2019 and instead of letting that define her, it helped her find a new perspective on life. In her own words, "I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I do know I have today. Yesterday is gone. The future hasn't happened yet. Looking at life and my situation positively is making all the difference in the world." With this positivity, Francine decided to take action and host a walk-a-thon benefiting The LAM Foundation. 

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Tags: Fundraising LAMChampion
Categories: Events

Fundraising Simplified: Elizabeth Hardy

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For her birthday, Elizabeth Hardy decided that instead of receiving gifts from her friends and family, she wanted to do something with a little more meaning. It was a big birthday for Elizabeth as she was not only turning 60, but it was also the 25th year since receiving her LAM diagnosis. She wanted to take this opportunity to ask her closest friends to join her for a brunch to celebrate and donate to The LAM Foundation as their birthday “gift”. Much to Elizabeth’s surprise, nearly everyone she told about her fundraiser sent a donation to The LAM Foundation in her honor.  

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Tags: Fundraising LAMChampion
Categories: Events

Spaghetti for LAM: Fundraising Q&A with Alyssa Ciano

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Alyssa Ciano is a high school student from Senora, California who came up with a creative way to raise money for LAM: A spaghetti dinner! Here, she shares how she became involved with The LAM Foundation, why she chose to fundraise, and what made her event successful. 

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Tags: Fundraising
Categories: Events

From $500 to $5,000: Rachel Faleide’s Phenomenal Facebook Fundraising

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In August 2018, Rachel Faleide, MSN, FNP-C was diagnosed with LAM. In September 2018, she decided to share her diagnosis with friends and family by starting a Facebook fundraiser for The LAM Foundation. Rachel’s initial goal was to raise $500. In just weeks, she smashed that goal by raising over $5,000! Here, she shares the story behind her fundraising success.  

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Tags: Facebook Fundraising
Categories: News

Running for LAM: Q&A with Kat Steele

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Kat Steele is a LAM patient who commemorated the 5-year anniversary of her diagnosis by participating in the New Hampshire Marathon on September 29, 2018. Here, she shares insights from her journey as a LAM patient, as a runner, and as a fundraiser. 

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Tags: Fundraising
Categories: Events News

Anyone Can Be a Fundraiser

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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.

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Tags: Fundraising
Categories: Educational Resources

Guest Blog: A 90’s Prom Fundraiser

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My biggest fear when I was growing up (other than sharks of course) was always that I would grow up and be ordinary. For as long as I can remember, something in my gut always told me that I was destined to do something unique and amazing. Little did I know that I would, in fact, become extraordinary, just not for the reasons I wanted. 

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Categories: Events

Have Bike, Will Ride for LAM

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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. 

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Tags: Fundraising
Categories: Events

Breath of Hope Gala

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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!

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Tags: Fundraising LAMposium 2016
Categories: Events

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