Pamela Maiorino

Pamela Maiorino passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, after a two-year battle with leiomyosarcoma. She was born on November 5, 1957, and lived her life in Firebaugh, Ca.

From her earliest days, Pamela was thought of as a social butterfly who never met a stranger in her life. Even during her most difficult times, she went out of her way to show kindness to others. Despite the physical pain she felt during her illness, she never missed an opportunity to phone a friend, admire a baby, or simply make someone smile. The strength and courage Pamela showed during her illness amazed and inspired her family and friends. Cancer may have taken her life but it never broke her spirit. Pamela had a lifelong passion for the Sierra Mountains, children, country music, and good times.

Pamela is survived by her parents, Jim and Annette Maiorino of Firebaugh; Jack Lancaster of Firebaugh, her boyfriend of 21 years; her sister, Michaele Maiorino of Firebaugh; her brother, Brian Maiorino of Fresno; her sister, Kristin Cardoza of Plano, Texas; her brother, Trace Maiorino of San Francisco; many nieces and nephews; and too many friends to list.

If you would like to make a donation in honor of Pamela Maiorino, please do it HERE.   We will let the family know of donation – even if you don’t see it on your receipt.

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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, 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. 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.