Community Fundraising Events

Community fundraising events are vital to the success of The LAM Foundation,  generating a channel for increased funds for LAM research, cultivating creativity and autonomy of supporters who have a passion for making a difference and, most importantly, generating a significant portion of the budget that funds LAM research and patient support. Community events are a great way to raise LAM awareness, engage your family and friends, and make a big difference. See below for details on how you can host your own community fundraising event!


There’s only one thing better than organizing a successful fundraiser to support The LAM Foundation and knowing that your hard work will positively impact the health and future of all women with LAM. With The LAM Foundation’s new LAMplify Challenge Grant program, you can double the amount of money that your event raises. 

Can you commit to raising $5,000 to $50,000? Your event may qualify to have your net proceeds matched dollar for dollar. 

We invite you to be a part of this exciting new program. To learn more about the LAMplify Challenge Grant and how you can participate, please contact The LAM Foundation Development team at 513-777-6889 or development@thelamfoundation.org

Community Fundraising Event Ideas

The LAM Foundation Community has hosted some amazing fundraisers to help raise funds for The LAM Foundation. From galas to golf outings, there is no event too big or too small – and it’s all up to you! Below are some excellent examples of the events that have been successful over the years. How will you get involved?

Galas, Parties and Special Eventsplus

The McKenna Family
The McKenna Family

An Evening of Hope Beer and Wine Tasting

The McKenna Family has been hosting their Beer & Wine tasting event, An Evening of Hope, for the last 11 years. In that time, the McKenna’s have raised over $100,000 for LAM research!

“When I was diagnosed with LAM, my family decided we needed to help. We decided on a beer and wine tasting event because of our interest in showcasing some of the great establishments in the Buffalo area. Our success comes from the support we’ve received from our amazing community, as well as The LAM Foundation. They’ve always supported our event by offering guidance and marketing support, as well as attending our event each year. We’re so proud to be able to support the work of The LAM Foundation in this special way.” - Katie McKenna

Walks and Runsplus

The Hawn Family
The Hawn Family

SLAM LAM 5K

In her very first event, Kathi Hawn was able to raise over $38,000 to benefit The LAM Foundation. SLAM LAM is a 5K walk in Houston, TX that raises awareness and funds for LAM.

Kathi’s success can be attributed to having the support of her entire community. With her family, friends, and coworkers, she was able to reach to exceed her goal. Kathi is really looking forward to the 2nd annual SLAM LAM 5K, taking place in April 2016!

Golf Outingsplus

BLAM Golf Outing
BLAM (Beat LAM) Golf Outing

BLAM (Beat LAM) Golf Outing

The Roberts family hosted the 3rd Annual BLAM (Beat LAM) Golf Tournament in Topeka, KS on June 20, 2015. More than 100 golfers braved 99 degree heat and lots of sunshine to raise money for The LAM Foundation in honor of Annette Roberts. The golf tournament was followed by a banquet with prizes and an impressive group rendition of American Pie.

Online Fundraising Ideas

With today’s technology, it’s easy to fundraise online. The LAM Foundation can help you set up your own donation page that you can share with your family and friends to raise money!

Friends Asking Friends Online Fundraiser

This virtual fundraiser is one of the easiest ways to raise funds for The LAM Foundation. Click on the link below, add your picture and your story, and you’ll have your very own fundraising page in minutes. You can share this page via social media or email it to your friends and ask them to make a donation to the Foundation on your behalf. Friends Asking Friends is perfect for celebrating birthdays, special occasions, or just because! Contact The LAM Foundation for more information. 

Worldwide LAM Awareness Day

June 1st is Worldwide LAM Awareness Day! Help celebrate what makes us unique, spread the word about LAM, and raise money for The LAM Foundation by creating a Worldwide LAM Awareness Day web page. Click the link below to create your own fundraising page. You can customize this page by adding your picture and story, and all of the proceeds will come directly to The LAM Foundation. You can share this page on social media or send to your friends and family via email to help spread awareness about LAM and raise money for research, patient care, and many of the other initiatives at The LAM Foundation. Contact THE LAM FOUNDATION for more information.

How to Create Your Fundraising Page

Creating a fundraising page with The LAM Foundation is easy!

  1. Go to https://connect.clickandpledge.com/Organization/thelamfoundation/campaign/FAF and click the green “Become a Fundraiser” button to create a profile.
  2. This will take you to your main Fundraiser Page. You can upload your photo and story here using the black “Edit Profile” and “Edit Page” buttons and the green tabs. Click the black “Close Edit” when you’ve finished.
  3. From there, click on the black “More on this campaign” button that appears when you hover over the Friends Asking Friends campaign towards the bottom of the page. This will take you to your personal page. You can further customize this page using the black “Edit Page” button. This is the page and link you’ll want to share!
  4. Share your page! Use the buttons on your page to share with your Facebook, Twitter, e-mail contacts, and more.

Check out a sample page here.

This instructional video will walk you through the process of setting up and editing your page.

If you have any questions, please email our development team at DEVELOPMENT@THELAMFOUNDATION.ORG – we’re happy to help!