- By Rebecca Woodcock & Landi Bregman
- Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The LAM Foundation 5K
Join The LAM Foundation at Triad Park for the “A Breath of Hope” 5K Run/Walk. All proceeds support the LAM Foundation in the fight against lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The “A Breath of Hope” 5K will be held at Triad Park Shelter #6 on Saturday, April 14, 2012. With on-site late registration available beginning at 8 am, the official start time of the run/walk is 9:00 am.
To donate or register, please click here. For more information on the 2012 5K please email Landi Bregman.
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, often referred to as “LAM”, is a progressive cystic lung disease due to abnormal growth of smooth muscle cells that affects exclusively women, usually during their childbearing years. Although LAM is a rare lung disease, scientists estimate that more than 250,000 women worldwide are unaware they have this tragic disease. It is often misdiagnosed as asthma, emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
The LAM Foundation has funded research that has contributed to three major scientific breakthroughs, including the first evidence of a genetic link to LAM and identification of a LAM gene, a molecular explanation for abnormal smooth muscle cell growth in LAM and the first ever LAM treatment trial. The LAM Foundation continues to be actively engaged in identifying potential targets and treatments for LAM.
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