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.
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.