Christine Friscia

After eight courageous years battling Uterine Leiomyosarcoma, Christine Friscia passed away on July 2, 2008 with her husband Tony by her side.

Christine Fiscia was born in Brooklyn on April 18, 1946 and was raised there along with her two sisters Jane and Roxanne. She met her future husband, Tony, at Coney Island when she was sixteen years old and they have been together ever since.

She and Tony eventually moved to Colorado, where she dedicated her life to raising her two children, Jennifer and Darren. Although she left her family in Brooklyn, she made life-long friends in Evergreen who became her second family. Even through subsequent relocations and life-changes, their friendships remained strong to the end.

Despite her initial diagnosis with cancer in 1999, Christine was able to experience the realization of her childrens’ aspirations, as well as the fulfillment of her own dreams. She felt extremely blessed to see her daughter, Jennifer, get her Masters Degree in audiology and to witness both of her children get married. When she turned 60, Tony surprised her with a trip to Europe. One of the most important events her life, however, was witnessing the birth of her grandson, Benjamin, two years ago. Christine said that he was going to save her she fought for two more years because she wanted to be a part of his life.

Through her strength and determination, she taught us how to be better people. She was one of the best and she will be missed immensely.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Christine Friscia, please click here . (When donating through PayPal, you can use the Designation Box to specify a Fund.)

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This fund was for Christine Friscia created out of love, 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 leiomyosaroma. We offer the largest moderated support group online for leiomysarcoma, 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 LMSe Alerts is our monthly newsletter, offering more updated clinical trials, news and community events. The Leiomyosarcoma Lifeline 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 Patient Registry to collect data, and ran successful blood collections for study. We have brought patients and loved ones together from all over the 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. We are proud to have 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 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.

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