The Harrogate-based family of a woman with the rare, incurable lung condition Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) are planning a Family Fun Day to help raise money for the charity LAM Action. The charity works to support women with LAM.
The family are also hoping that they can raise awareness of the disease that, according to the LAM Foundation “is a rare lung disease that usually strikes women during the prime of their lives.” LAM Action also states that “LAM predominantly affects the lungs, where it causes excessive growth of smooth muscle cells which progressively destroy lung tissue and erode lung function.”
Chelsea Ashman, wanted to organise the charity event after her mother, Jackie Whitehead, received her diagnosis. The Family Fun Day will take place on 19th August from 1 – 6pm at Bilton Cricket Club with bouncy castles, painting pots for children, face painting, penalty shootouts, food stalls, music and more.
In addition to the event, Chelsea, her husband Karl and her dad Michael Burgess, are planning to abseil down the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool to raise money for LAM Action the weekend before.
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