Ways You Can Help Raise Funds

You can make a difference in the future of LAM! Over 90% of funds donated to The LAM Foundation have been made in honor or memory of a woman with LAM. Whether virtual or in-person, there is no effort too big or too small – it’s all up to what works for you! Below are some excellent examples of the events that have been successful over the years, and tools to help get you started. How will you get involved?

Online and Virtual Fundraising

In this time of social distancing, social media and technology, it’s easy to raise funds online. The LAM Foundation can help you set up your own donation page to share with friends and family across the globe.  Click on the How To instructions below, add your pictures and your story, and you’ll have your very own fundraising page in minutes to share on social media, email, or your own website. Click below for inspiration from past fundraisers, or come up with your own idea. Have questions, or need help setting up your site? Contact our Development Team at 513-777-6889 or development@thelamfoundation.org.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook makes it easier than ever for you to fundraise for The LAM Foundation by asking your family and friends to donate directly in a post.  You can set your goal and the date your fundraiser will end. Whether you customize your fundraiser with a personal story or use the template preselected, click the link below to get started today.



Create a Fundraising Page

Looking for a way to make a difference from the comfort of your home? You might want to hold a virtual fundraiser! It's easy to spread the word to your network by sharing your page on social media and email. Your friends can donate online directly to your event through your page, just like they would in person.    




Create Letters for LAM

You don’t need to host an event to fundraise for The LAM Foundation! You can turn to your friends, family, and co-workers with a good old-fashioned letter. A well written letter explains what LAM is, why we need support, and how to donate. Whether you decide to put pen to paper or send an email, view the sample letter to get started today. 




Community Fundraising Ideas

Hosting an event right in your own community is one of the best ways to raise funds for LAM. Invite your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors to join you in an event that’s meaningful to you. Start with something your community will want to be involved in, whether that’s a golf outing, a walk, a demolition derby, a yoga class or just a really great party. The LAM Foundation is here to help you plan your event. We’ll even set up a website for you to register attendees and take donations.  Have questions? Want to brainstorm about your idea? Call (513) 777-6889 or email development@thelamfoundation.org.

Past Community Fundraising Events 


Galas & Parties

Walks & Runs

Golf Outings

An Evening of Hope

The McKenna family hosted a beer and wine tasting event, An Evening of Hope, for 12 years. In that time, they raised more than $100,000 to support The LAM Foundation!


Crawfish Boil

Sisters Katie and Stefanie own a bar together in Nashville, TN. They teamed up with a generous patron to put on this fun event every year that includes live entertainment, beer, t-shirts, and lots of crawfish!



Kathi was blown away by the support of her coworkers and community when she planned her first SLAM LAM 5K walk in Houston, TX. At her first-ever fundraiser, Kathi raised over $38,000 for LAM, thanks to the support of her entire community. 

Laps for LAM

Laps for LAM encourages attendees to walk up to 15 miles around the high school track in support of The LAM Foundation. In 2020, Laps for LAM went virtual via the fundraising platform shared above and included participants from around the world. All totaled, Peggy has raised more than $100,000 for The LAM Foundation!


Tee It Up for LAM

Two Chicago-area LAM families got together to host this successful golf outing and dinner in Huntley, IL. LAM Clinic Director Dr. Dan Dilling even attended to show his support! The Glasbys and Peiffers look forward to hosting many more events together.


Corporate Golf Outings

Corporations often hold golf outings for charity. Both Morphotek, Inc. and the Construction Advancement Foundation donated proceeds from their annual golf tournament to The LAM Foundation in honor of an employee with LAM. Check with your HR office about how to get your company involved in raising funds for LAM!



Want to double your efforts? LAMplify your event! LAMplify is a challenge grant issued by our major donors to help you make even more of an impact, energize your donors, and stretch your goals. With LAMplify, donations to The LAM Foundation are doubled. DOWNLOAD THE LAMPLIFY APPLICATION to learn more.

Raising Funds to Find a Cure: Learning from the Experts

For even more inspiration on how to host a successful event, click here to watch a presentation from LAMposium 2016. Katie Jensen, former Development Director, and Andrea Slattery, Board Member, along with a panel of expert fundraisers, offer tips on how to host a successful event, whether it’s big, small, live or virtual!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or ideas at 513-777-6889 or development@thelamfoundation.org. We’re here to help you succeed!