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Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews 799

Address:

1100 Industrial Road, Suite 1 San Carlos CA 94070 USA

Mission:

We bring experience, commitment and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that keep lung cancer at the top of the list of killers. When it comes to eradicating lung cancer, the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation expects to make a difference in our lifetime. We are tireless in our efforts to further understand each new scientific breakthrough and end lung cancer. We make it a point to speak with researchers almost every day. We challenge them to make the necessary leaps to move from the lab into the patient’s hospital rooms and their bedsides. Because we believe “smokers are people too,” we don’t practice “blame” in our efforts to fight cancer. There are currently researchers working across the country to find a cure for lung cancer, and all cancers. We’re here to move those studies beyond mice to humans and we know their work gives us and our families, and thousands of people more real hope. We promise to lead the crusade for research and pour our energies into making early detection and screening accessible to all and making funding and education available to keep people healthy and alive despite lung cancer.

Programs:

Screensaver's Initiative, 10-12 states

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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(650) 598-2857
http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org

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Reviews for Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Stage IV LC survivor. I was diagnosed almost two years ago, just after my 41st birthday. I sent an email into BALCF a few weeks into treatment, and was shocked to get a message back from Bonnie directly - on a Sunday night! She personally spent hours with me, getting me up to speed, pointing me in the right directions. Since then, I've been in contact with various other members of her staff, and all have been just like her - invested, caring, and above all productive. I've been in touch with several other LC organizations, and they've all meant well, but simply none have delivered results like BALCF (& the sister organization dedicated to research ALCMI). BALCF gives me very specific direction and contacts with the experts I need, and invests in research that is keeping me alive. If I need help with anything in the LC world, Bonnie and the BALCF are my first call. A+++++!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a survivor of Lung Cancer (almost 6 years) and the Foundation has been an enourmous resource for information and personal support. The dedication and passion proven by Bonnie Addario and everyone involved is unlike any other I've experienced. I'm proud to be a part of their fundraising walks in Texas and have been the top individual fundraiser for the past 3 years.

Unlike some other non-profit Orgs, I see actual results from my efforts. I truly feel, in a world where Lung Cancer is stigmatized and neglected by adequate research funds, that BJALCF is the change we so urgently need.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a family member of several people who have passed away from lung cancer, I really appreciate this foundation. They are always very informative. They don't blame the cancer victim, but are truly there to help. I love that they have a Lung Cancer Living Room support group and that I can watch via live stream. I love that there are lung cancer events that I can support and attend and know the money is for LUNG cancer and not other cancers. Highly recommended!!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a stage IV lung cancer survivor, diagnosed incidentally in 2006, without a sign or symptom; it sent our entire family into a tailspin. My daughter researched BJALCF and realized it was a perfect fit for us. Starting at the very top with Bonnie herself, I have come to know these wonderfully caring, intelligent, and fiercely dedicated people. I love them all. It is inspiring to watch them support and sponsor the best and the brightest in the field of lung cancer research, making a difference in the treatment and survival rate of Lung Cancer NOW. At the same time, they provide information, hope, and inspiration on a very individual and personal basis to those of us battling this disease. I was inspired to begin a 5K walk/run in Gainesville, FL to support the Foundation. We will be celebrating our 4th annual Run Amuck With the Duck on March 9, 2013. It's incredibly fulfilling to be a BJALCF soldier in this war!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife was diagnosed with lung cancer over a year ago. As we progressed from one piece of bad news to the next, we also were fortunate enough to learn about the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. The support, education and renewed faith they have given us has been precious beyond words. And the research work they are championing gives us faith that there may someday be a cure for this nasty disease. Bonnie and her staff have been beyond belief in the guidance, support and friendship they have given us. We don't know where we'd be without them and are giving them all of the support we can in return!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a healthy, non-smoking 28 year old diagnosed with lung cancer, I was in shock. We were referred to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, and they have been a beacon of hope in this entire process. They are hands-on, accessible, and above all extremely knowledgeable in the world of lung cancer. As I like to say, no one should have to go through lung cancer, but if we have to, thank goodness organizations like BJALCF exist to guide us through. Thank you BJALCF!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

BJALCF is a remarkable organization that has embraced scientific research and patient care, equally. The organization is visible and its work is making an important difference in the lives of lung cancer patients and their families. I became involved when my sister developed lung cancer and subsequently joined the advisory board of BJALCF and committed support to the Foundation and its top researchers. I'm impressed with the scope, reach, and impact.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is the rare non-profit that has the perfect combination of a) warm, caring, and truly concerned people, b) cutting-edge research programs and patient services, along with c) business-like fiscal responsibility. A powerful combination in the fight against lung cancer. My organization, The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund, became a BJALCF affiliate in 2010 for this very reason; but, have been supporters and friends in the fight for over five years now. They are one of the best lung cancer advocacy and research groups out there.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

There's some special "alchemy" going on at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation that starts with Bonnie and pervades her entire staff: 100+% positive, helpful, proactive, ALIVE! I have spent my personal and professional life in the non-profit sector. Of the organizations that I have encountered, BJALCF ranks at the top in terms of how it embraces people in need, provides life-saving information and personal help, and provides great hope in the face of having a life-threatening disease. As a volunteer and as the wife of someone with lung cancer, I know that the Foundation's research and advocacy work saves lives AND has provided me and my husband with a life-saving place to be. It is rich resource of information and of people with great heart. I often tell my friends that, "The Addario Foundation is doing for lung cancer what the Komen Foundation has done for breast cancer."

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter's best friend, Jill Costello, died of lung cancer in 2010. A few months before she died, Jill agreed to be a spokesperson for the BJALCF. It was a smart and brave move on her part. Everyone at BJALCF was so loving and supportive of Jill and her family! For myself, I am very glad I had somewhere to turn after Jill died. Through my efforts on behalf of the foundation, I feel I can make a positive difference to beat lung cancer -- big time! BJALCF also helped Jill's young friends set up Jill's Legacy, which is an young persons' advisory board to BJALCF. I know that, by becoming involved with Jill's Legacy, it has made a big difference in my daughter's life, after losing her best friend. I have seen everyone affiliated with both BJALCF and Jill's Legacy work tirelessly to raise awareness and funds for research. I am quite certain that their inspired efforts will bring about a much increased lung cancer survival rate over the next several years.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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