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The Mid-Atlantic Region of The LAM Foundation Hosts Inaugural Laps for LAM 5K Run/Walk at Burke Lake Park on Oct. 25, 2014
Fairfax Station, VA (October 2014)—The Mid-Atlantic Region of the Lam Foundation is pleased to announce it will host its first “Laps for LAM” 5K run/walk event on Saturday, October 25, at Burke Lake Park in Fairfax Station, Virginia. All proceeds from this family-friendly fundraising event will benefit The LAM Foundation, the global leader in the fight against Lymphangioleiomyomatosis.
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, or LAM for short, is a rare and progressive lung disease that almost exclusively affects women, usually during their childbearing years. LAM is frequently misdiagnosed as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis, as symptoms of LAM typically include shortness of breath and lung collapse. The LAM Foundation has committed over $10.5 million to LAM research to support 102 peer-reviewed grants and other numerous breakthroughs, resulting in the first-ever LAM treatment trial to test a drug called Sirolimus, which proved to be an effective treatment for LAM. Additional clinical trials are underway as LAM Foundation-funded researchers continue to work with urgency in search of more safe and effective treatments. Although research is ongoing, no cure for LAM currently exists.
This event will bring athletes of all calibers together, along with patients, family members, and friends of the LAM community to join in the fight against this devastating and destructive disease. Running/walking enthusiasts and all supporters of the LAM Foundation community are invited to participate or attend this event to raise funds and awareness in search of a cure.
The course for the 5k run winds alongside Burke Lake and consists of an out and back loop through the park. Participants who prefer to walk will have the option of completing either a one-mile or two-mile marked course, which also parallels the lake.
Registration for the event is available in advance online at http://thelamfoundation.org.kintera.org/midatlanti.... Participants will have the option to register for the event as an individual or as part of a team. While participants may choose to register for the 5k run and participate individually, runners are encouraged to form a team, bringing friends and family members together to challenge each other to complete the 3.1 mile course and raise additional funds for finding a cure.
The registration fee is $35 per person. Event check-in and registration will begin at 7:00am on Saturday, October 25, with the 5K run/walk beginning at 8:00am. Participants who register in advance by October 11, 2014, will receive an official Laps for LAM event t-shirt. Awards will be given to the top three fastest male and female runners, as well as to the fastest team. Prizes will also be awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers.
For more information on the event, to volunteer, register, or to become a sponsor, please visit http://thelamfoundation.org.kintera.org/midatlanti... or check out the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MidAtlanticRegionLapsforL...
Questions may be directed to the Event Committee Chair, Mary Stojic, at 301.346.9088 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about Lymphangioleiomyomatosis or The LAM Foundation, please visit The LAM Foundation’s website at http://www.thelamfoundation.org/ or call 513.777.6889.
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