Patron’s Message August 2013

I am thrilled to have been appointed the new patron of LARA.  I am inspired to add value in whichever way possible.

Recently I had the privilege of spending time with the remarkable Janet Neustein, an extraordinary source of inspiration and energy.  With her leadership and vision, LARA continues to surge ahead in fundraising, research and raising awareness.

My tour of the Woolcock Institute was a wonderful highlight of my briefing about LAM.  I was delighted to meet the renowned Professor Judy Black, one of the world’s key researchers as well as her impressive team of PHD research scientists, who brought me up to date with their exciting explorations and breakthroughs.  I also had the honour of meeting Professor David Sonnabend, Convenor of LARA’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Panel.  The panel comprises an impressive group of world leaders in LAM research.

I am looking forward to meeting more of the courageous women living with LAM as well as all the wonderful volunteers who devote so much time and energy to raising awareness and fundraising.

I look forward to expanding the profile of LAM and LARA both within Australasia and globally.

Linda Friedland
August 2013