The LAM Foundation
The LAM Foundation is a nonprofit organization and the global leader in the fight against Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). The Foundation began in 1995 as a grass roots effort and has evolved into an organization that is described by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as "a model for voluntary health agencies." Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Foundation embodies all of the elements required to move LAM research from the laboratory to the clinic. The Foundation embraces women with LAM and their families, provides support and education, engages doctors and scientists, and raises funds for the study of LAM. With research as its central mission, the Foundation has elevated LAM from the ranks of rare and forgotten diseases to the forefront of pulmonary medicine. The LAM Foundation funded the first LAM research that resulted in the fundamental understanding of the genetic cause of LAM and the first-ever LAM treatment trial. We are also dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support.