Lorraine Stephens was a wonderful mother for 34 years, a nurse and a beloved wife for 41 years, and grandmother for just 6 short years. She deserved so many more years, but LMS took her from us.
Lorraine knew from the first day of her diagnosis that she probably only had three to five years of fight ahead of her, and as a nurse she had the deep desire to make her fight count towards finding a resolution to this rare and terrible for of cancer.
Lorraine volunteered for every trial she and her oncologists thought could yield results for her, or further the study of the disease. She was an inspiration to those around her.
Lorraine researched different organizations and decided to join the LMS Direct Research group for support and to give support. It was her wish to have donations towards this organization. Thank you, in her place, Rob

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Lorraine Stephen, go to the 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)

Lorraine

This fund was created out of love for Lorraine Stephens 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 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 website 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 Lorraine 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.