Jo Anne Rigg

Jo Anne Rigg, (nee: Cliff) age 61, of Glen Rock, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, May 5, 2012 after a courageous fight with cancer. Born in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jo Anne grew up in Hawthorne and lived in Glen Rock for the past 35 years. She was a graduate of Hawthorne High School and the Berkeley School. She was the Deputy Tax Collector for the Borough of Glen Rock and was a parishioner of St. Catharine’s R.C. Church in Glen Rock.

Jo Anne Rigg is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Bruce Rigg. She was the proud mother to Christian Rigg and his wife Kathryn of Wyckoff; Stephen Rigg and his wife Danielle of Pompton Lakes; and Jennifer Rutkowski and her husband David of Glen Rock; and was the devoted sister of Fred Cliff and his wife Deborah of Hawthorne. Jo Anne’s six grandchildren, Morgan, Jason, Sarah, Emma, Ashley, and Theodore, brought her much strength and joy during her most trying periods. Jo Anne’s warm heart and contagious laugh will be missed by all who knew her.

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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation (LMSDR)

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.This fund was created out of love for Jo Anne Rigg, 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.

Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research is an all volunteer organization which Jo Anne Rigg supported. 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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