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Lung Cancer Alliance

Rating: 4.87 stars   95 reviews 11,127

Address:

1700 K Street NW Suite 660 Washington DC 20006 USA

Mission:

Saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer.

Results:

Over the past year, more than 12,000 personal telephone calls and email requests were managed by our professional and caring staff, delivering customized support packets to improve outcomes. We also expanded a network of 1,500 medical facility contacts nationwide who share our educational support materials to the newly diagnosed and their loved ones so that they know they are not alone and we are here to help. We launched efforts to educate the millions at high risk about their life-saving options, encouraging conversations with their doctors about early detection. To date, more than 300 medical facilities have joined our coalition to make sure that screening is done right and well at centers of excellence across the U.S. We have trained thousands of advocates to educate elected and public health officials about the disease, securing almost $90 million to date in public health dollars for research and early detection. Because we do not accept public funding, and these dollars fund research directly, we are able to leverage your support at least 10-fold. We also launched the first nationwide awareness campaign addressing the stigma of lung cancer head-on. With more than 300 million impressions to date, the campaign continues to grow over social media channels. Learn more at: www.NoOneDeservesToDie.org. These combined efforts will help meet our vision of reducing lives lost to lung cancer by half by 2020. With your continued help and support, we will achieve this realistic and attainable goal.

Target demographics:

The milions living with or at risk for lung cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year:

At least 12,000

Geographic areas served:

Nationwide

Programs:

Community& Support Services Program: Providing free, one-on-one support, information, and referrals to patients, at risk individuals and their loved ones through telephone and online support services, delivering customized education packets to make informed decisions and improve outcomes. Education Program: Conducting national awareness campaigns, including No One Deserves to Die, National Shine A Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, Team Lung Love and Give A Scan to educate the public about the facts, dispel myths, and share calls to action to eliminate stigma, increase research funding and save lives. Health Policy Program: Advocating for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research and early detection through a nationwide grassroots network of volunteer chapters, advocates and targeted policy strategies.

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800-298-2436
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a lung cancer survivor I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Survivor meeting last September. When I arrived I was met by a group of extremely dedicated and caring staff members. Each attendee was made to feel as if they had known each other for years thereby allowing for a free exchange of information regarding individual stories. The Alliance is extremely proactive and is constantly pushing for a wider population of individual to be screened earlier for lung cancer. As a result of the positive atmosphere I was immersed in, before I even left the meeting I volunteered to be a Phone Buddy for the Alliance so that I can assist the newly diagnosed overcome any fear that they may have. BEST meeting that I ever attended!

 
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LCA is a wonderful organization with a wonderful staff. They are passionate about what they do and incredibly forward thinking. LCA fulfills it's mission with a positive energy. With a nonprofit budget, they sure do great things for the community and individuals affected by lung cancer!

 
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I wish I had done more research and had known about Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) when my stepdad was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in October 2008. In the years since he passed away on April 1, 2009, I have learned just how much critical work this dynamic nonprofit does for (most importantly) the people suffering from this awful disease, their family and loved ones, and their caretakers; advocating for more research and access to treatment; and carrying out public service campaigns to educate us all. LCA's work to dispel the myths associated with lung cancer have been particularly powerful for me. This organization is a shining example of what a health-related nonprofit can do to personally support those affected while lobbying for the resources to combat a devastating disease.

 
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I am a twelve year lung cancer survivor. I have been a phone buddy and helped get petitions signed for Lung Cancer Awareness Month both in Tennessee and in Florida.

The people at the Lung Cancer Alliance are dedicated to helping. They are professional, friendly and knowledgeable. I am grateful for the support they gave me following my lung surgery and recovery.

Harriet Bensman

 
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I have worked with Lung Cancer Alliance since 2013 .
They brought the first Lung Love Walk to Houston, Tx. I lost my Mom in 2013 to Lung cancer, and helping put this walk together has helped me so much. I am so greatful to everyone at Lung Cancer Alliance, they are making a difference and are amazing to work with. I plan to volunteer with this wonderful organization for years to come!

 
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My mother was diagnosed with stage 3B lung cancer in 2004. She underwent surgery and radiation treatment, passing 15 months after diagnosis, in August of 2006. The Alliance not only helped me during this very difficult time by providing me with resources to be a better caregiver to not only my young children, but also to my ailing mother as well as my father, who was rundown from being the primary caregiver himself. The Alliance continues to help provide me with medical developments which I keep abreast of so I can monitor how modern science is helping to find a cure. I also use the site as a staple to harness volunteer opportunities so I may stay involved in the fight that took my mother's and so many others' lives. We must beat this disease and with organizations like the Lung Cancer Alliance, we will!!

 
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Our son is living with stage IV lung cancer. He has the ALK tumor. He is a young husband and father of a three year old son. Believe me the support this group gives us is so important. Its' articles and drive to make new discoveries and funding for lung cancer gives us so much hope. Helping it reach its goals also gives us purpose. Our first experience was through Shine a Light last November. We are now hosting our own event. Thank you so much for your support.

 
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Shortly after my lobectomy for a 1cm adenocarcinoma,I learned of the program the Lung Cancer Alliance was doing eith CT scans. I was so impressed that i wrote them to learn more about it. I gladly sent my CT scan to them for the use of training purposes for physicians. What a wonderful use never to be needed CT scans to help other patients!

Lung Cancer Alliance is a wonderful organization for the needs and resources for lung cancer patients.

 
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I have been involved with the LCA since I attended the 2014 Survivor Summit. It was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had as a survivor. Since I am one of the 17% who did survive, I have felt a need to give back and support other survivors and help educate others about this terrible disease. The LCA gave me useful information to speak about and the experience visiting Capitol Hill and meeting with representatives was invaluable. I also have met a group of wonderful advocates and their dedication and passion have inspired me to do more. I hope to continue working with them and the LCA in the future.

 
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Every interaction I've ever had with the Lung Cancer Alliance has been an exceptional one. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and timely. They live up to their mission and do such important work. I cannot express how great an organization they are!

 
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