Kevin Rushton

KEVIN EDMUND RUSHTON died October 17, 2012, at age 54, of Bloomfield Hills.

He was an IT Consultant/Project Manager in the Information Technology field.

Beloved husband of Janice Gilbert Rushton. Leaves behind Edmund Rushton, Stephen Acosta, and Andrew Acosta. Brother of Janice Harvey (Randy), Liz Rushton, Christopher Rushton (Betsy), Laura Durkin (Tom), and Amy Rushton (Alistair Hattingh). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Memorial Tributes may be made to:

LMSarcoma Direct Research Foundation
This organization provides funding for research to find effective ways of treating the rare soft tissue cancer that Kevin was diagnosed with in April 2009. Kevin participated in numerous clinical trials at the University of Michigan Sarcoma Center in Ann Arbor, Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit and Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit. He had radiation treatment and multiple surgeries and participated in multiple clinical trials involving chemotherapy and a sarcoma vaccine. Nothing worked to cure the disease. Whether anything worked to slow the disease is questionable as so little is known about this rare disease and it’s cyles of progression except that it generally develops metastatsis to the lungs, and in Kevin’s case, it did just that with a vengeance. There’s a real need for more research of this cancer — what causes it, who is more at risk, how to determine if a chemotherapy may help in a particular patient’s case before starting systemic chemotherapy, whether there is any genetic vulnerability — these are just some of the questions that need to be explored through research. This organization has been commended for its funding of valuable clinical trials at major sarcoma centers in the US.

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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 Kevin Rushton, 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 Kevin Rushton 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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