My world is filled with pleasures.
My work as a psychologist is a fascinating privilege.
People and creatures whom I love dearly, love me back.
I relish all tastes delicious:
black coffee, dark chocolate, red wine.
There is no better experience than traveling the world with my husband on our tandem bike.
I thank my doctors, traditional and non-traditional,
who help me stay healthy.
To all who donate to LMS research I am grateful.
For you will give me many more years on this planet,
many more trips around the sun.
I love my life and I want to keep it.

Candy Berg
March, 2008

 

 

 

Candy Berg

Candy Berg fought a long and valiant battle with LMS for 15 years. She passed away July 30th, 2018 at age 66, having exhausted all treatment options. Her efforts to expand treatments for LMS patients by aggressively seeking out novel treatments and by her participation in multiple clinical trials helped to move science forward. She possessed intelligence, grace and compassion, and worked to help others suffering with the disease to make the best choices in their medical care. Candy remained positive and hopeful throughout her battle. I remain hopeful that a cure will be found.

Christopher Berg
Candy’s husband of 44 years and care partner

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Candy Berg please fill in the boxes to the right. 
Please note:
 your online receipt will not have the honoree’s name – however your name with the honoree will be listed in the THANK YOU DONORS page for the family to see.

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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)

Phyllis Powers

This fund was created out of love for Candy to help others win their battle with leiomyosarcoma by funding LMS specific research. Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR) raises donations for Leiomyosarcoma research and patient support.  We advocate directly with sarcoma researchers to study leiomyosarcoma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomyosarcoma, where patients and loved ones get the latest LMS news and  personal support. The LMSDR’s website offers local support groups, details of what we do, the research we have funded and many resources for the Leiomyosarcoma community. The LMSeAlerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Community Blog is our new blog, featuring patient stories and our well-known Long Term Thriver stories.

We collaborate with researchers and other organization to reach our mission and vision of finding treatments that will work. We have created the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank for researchers to study our disease, the Leiomyosarcoma world for education and support at our Leiomyosarcoma patient conferences, in Denver, Colorado, San Francisco, California, New York City, New York, and Maui, Hawaii.  Please stay in touch with our website for more upcoming events sponsored by Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation.

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization which Candy supported. We are proud to have Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the minimal amount of expenses as possible, to ensure your money goes directly to funding promising research for Leiomyosarcoma specifically.  You can volunteer, put on fundraisers, promote LMS awareness and ask your employer for matched funds. Please consider making a donation and helping us Work, not wish, for treatments that will work for us. We have been a 501(C) (3) since 2006 and a tax-free charity.