Pam Albert

Pam Albert’s mission is to increase awareness of leiomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer, and raise funds for a cure. While there is currently no cure, your generosity, along with promising research, could change that and save thousands of lives like Pam’s. Federal funding for research is declining, limiting the potential for critical new discoveries. Sarcoma receives a mere one percent of all cancer funds, with an even smaller portion going to leiomyosarcoma research.

Dr. Matt van de Rijn at Stanford University Medical Center has won various awards as a leading edge researcher. To learn more about Dr. van de Rijn’s extraordinary work, please click here.

Donations are tax deductible and go directly to fund leiomyosarcoma research. Many companies have matching gift programs on a dollar for dollar basis. Some companies will even double or triple your gift. Please check with your Human Resources department.

Your thoughtfulness and action could help us find a cure. Please donate generously. Contributions of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be acknowledged. Please spread the word to anyone you think may have an interest in giving. Fundraising events will also be posted on this page so please visit again soon.

If you send a check, please put For Pam Alberts in the memo.

Thank you for your kindness.

Pam Albert’s family and loved ones have create this fund 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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