Kathy Kamen Keene
Kathy Kamen Keene was a force of nature and there was no one else like Kathy. Everyone who knew her was touched by Kathy and by her strong spirit. She was brave and courageous and determined. In defiance of her illness, Kathy continued to squeeze every day, every hour and every minute out of life. She fought for every inch of ground and for every last breath, whether that meant every last restaurant to try, trip to plan, concert with her family, interior decoration for the house, pair of boots to buy or life lesson to impart to her kids. Every last detail of life drove her forward.
No person ever earned and deserved the right to live a full life more than Kathy, and no two kids ever had a better mother than Kathy. She will not be gone. She will continue to live and be with her friends and family forever. Her interaction and influence on all of the people she touched will carry forward for years to come and will be passed forward and into future generations. That is where you will find Kathy.
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About Leiomyosarcoma Support & Direct Research Foundation this fund was 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.