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"The Lori Arquilla Andersen Foundation for Brain
Cancer Awareness is promoting awareness of the life threatening effects of
brain tumors, advocating on behalf of brain cancer patients and raising
funds for medical research." LAAF is dedicated to making a
difference towards finding a cure.
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MAY is National Brain
Tumor Awareness Month! Take the Challenge!
LAAF was founded in
2005 by Linda Magiera and Lisa Dodge to raise brain cancer awareness. Brain
cancer strikes almost 200,000 people each year and discriminates against no
one. It has no known cause and no known cure.
the key to the cure is through awareness!
Lori Arquilla Andersen and her wish of making a difference in the lives of
other brain cancer patients. Lori, a Chicago area native, was
diagnosed with the worst type of brain cancer (GBM grade IV) just 3 months
after her marriage. She fought a courageous 22 month battle and was able to
remain positive until the very end. She lost her battle on 7-5-05 at the
young age of 35.
Even on Lori's toughest days, her smile and
laughter would shine through and inspire those around her. We continue
Lori's journey in hopes of finding a cure.
Read about Lori's journey
with brain cancer on the lori-erik tab. Get to know Lori by viewing the
video titled live,
love, laaf! and please pass it along to everyone you know. Thanks for your support.
LAAF works closely with Dr.
Jeffrey Raizer, Director of Medical Neuro-Oncology at the Northwestern
University Feinberg School of Medicine; he is the administrator of the Brain
Tumor Research Fund. This May,2008, they are launching the Brain Tumor
Most recently, LAAF drafted and submitted a resolution to
Congress and was invited to speak at a Congressional briefing in DC on that
resolution. Persistence and passion won out! This May, 2008, the resolution
was passed making May - 'NATIONAL BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS MONTH'.
Thank you Congresswomen Schakowsky! Please see her
CSPAN video where
she speaks about the awareness month being passed and LAAF's involvement in
Remember to live, love and laaf while making a difference!