This page was created to honor Sharon Anderson and all that she does for Leiomyosarcoma Research. Sharon Anderson was diagnosed in January of 2002 with uterine Leiomyosarcoma. In 2003, she had a lung met removed. In 2004, another met was removed from her lymph node in her chest. After that, Sharon had her ovaries removed and started on an aromatase inhibitor (estrogen blocker) called Arimdex. She took Arimidex for 7 years. Sharon has been tumor free since 2004. No chemo or radiation… just surgeries and Arimidex.
Sharon Anderson is President of Leiomyosarcoma Support and Direct Research Foundaion. She attends scientific conferences and advocates for more Leiomyosaroma research. Sharon is the Patient Coordinator for the Leiomyosarcoma Tissue Bank housed at Stanford. She produces the LMSeAlerts newsletter, maintains the website, initiated the Leiomyosarcoma Patient Registry, organizes Leiomyosarcoma conferences and tirelessly offers patient support online.
Among Sharon’s favorite quotes:
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Suess
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” Dr. Suess
To donate to this fund go HERE
Sharon Anderson and loved ones have created 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 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 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. To honor Sharon Anderson, 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.