LUNGEVITY FOUNDATION

Rating: 4.87 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 218 South Wabash Avenue Suite 540 Chicago IL 60604 USA

Mission: The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network, as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

LUNGevity is a very powerful group of cancer warriors and their caregivers, who speak cancer and encourage each other, to see another sunrise. They devote every minute to lung cancer, which kills more people every year than the top four cancers combined. As a ten year stage four survivor, I am honored to be part of such a wonderful foundation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Lungevity provides information,support , fellowship,and valuable connections to other lung cancer survivors and caregivers. As an 11 year survivor, I can't adequately describe the support and connections that i have received through Lungevity. Their staff tirelessly works to provide support and information and the organization funds meaningful research aimed at finding a cure for lung cancer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is just an amazing group! No matter how you want your support, you can find it here. There is a message board so you can post questions or just what you are worried about to get written support. If you just need to type it out to get a rant out, do it here and half a dozen people will give you virtual hugs and pats on the back. If you are wondering what post-op will be like, people will share their stories.
If you prefer to have some one on one support they will find you someone to email or phone who understands what you are going thru because they have been thru it too. They try to match you as close as possible for diagnosis and anything else you prefer... if you want to make sure that you are matched with someone your gender, age group, family situation... ask away and if they know of someone that fits the bill, you will have a new friend.
Then there is the annual Hope Summit in DC! Informative speakers, yummy meals and more and more survivors every year!! I can hardly wait til May for the next one!!
There is no better place for lung cancer support!
I thank God that I found them and only wish I had found them sooner!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I LOVE LUNGEVITY Foundation. I found this foundation last year while attempting to find some type of support group in my area. What I found was HOPE!!!!. They welcomed me in and I went to a regional hope summit. Through that I became part of the Alumni and found some neighboring members. We began a support group in my area for Lung Cancer Survivors. I went to the National Summit in DC. Met many survivors and gained more hope. LUNGEVITY gave me a life line partner. I met her while in DC at the Summit. Now I try to be a life line partner and it feels great to be able to help others. One of the greatest things I love about this foundation is the ongoing support I get from the members as well as Katie Brown. I don't feel or believe I have to go through this cancer journey alone. Great organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I found Lungevity and an incredible dedicated group of people almost four years ago. The offer me, a lung cancer survivor, stage 4 diagnoses, a inner circle of people like myself who offer kindness, understanding, prayers, wishes and place to meet up and share our crazy roller coaster lifestyle. Many of us live in three, six or twelve month intervals between our scans. We reach out and get inspired, we reach out and get hope. Thanks, Audrey

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Rating: 5 stars  

In 2012 I had the good fortune to meet with many helpmates in this incredible organization. The outreach of this group goes far beyond what one might expect. Comprised of dedicated people from all walks of life, coming together to advocate, support and uphold the lung cancer community at large is to be praised on all levels. I've yet to experience from any other such organization the outreach that LUNGevity provides to mention a few, medical navigation
, emotional support, opportunities to inspire and encourage, it's a place to be real.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have local chapters

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I was diagnosed with non small cell Stage 4 lung cancer in April 2014. I had no one to talk to about my fears and questions. The Cancer Society gave me the number of Lungevity. These people are terrific. Within 2 days Katie had me in touch with someone who has the same type of cancer. I've finished one round of chemo and will start Round 2 shortly. Then that 1st mentor had a set-back and Katie got me another mentor as soon as I asked for one. There is such a stigma about lung cancer, almost as if we caused it. One breast cancer survivor even asked me how much I smoked to bring it on myself. I would be lost without the caring support of these people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I was diagnosed with lung cancer in August of 2013. LUNGevity was one of the first online resources I found for getting information about this horrible disease. In May of 2014, I was able to attend the national HOPE Summit in Washington D.C. and connect with other fellow survivors. Since then, I have been working to spread the word about the #1 cancer killer and the stigma associated with it that contributes to the low funding of research projects. LUNGevity has a clear mission and awesome staff that go above and beyond to work with survivors, caregivers and advocates as we all work together to increase funding for essential research. I am proud to be a LUNGevity volunteer and a 14 month (and counting) survivor!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was involved with Lungevity as a supporter of a local event 2 years ago. Little did I know I would be diagnosed with Lung Cancer and all the emotions and questions that come with it. Lungevity has been an essential tool for me and my family to help us navigate the confusion and questions of a disease that has few research dollars yet kills more people. The stigma of lung cancer for a person who never smoked is unreal. I was embarrassed to disclose my diagnosis. Lungevity has helped me deal with everything - and given me a voice to be an advocate and help others. They are an important lifeline.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. I think they are on the right track and have a great mission statement and staff to complete their 'awesomeness'.

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?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Lungevity for over a year now. They have been awesome in providing emotional support along with treatment options. I have non-small cell and my girlfriend Penny has small cell extensive. Katie Brown with Lungevity has been extremely helpful in putting us in touch with people that could help Penny in her fight. We both attended the Hope Summit in May in Arlington, VA. and make contact with other survivors and gained valuable information on how to fight this disease. I am also am a Lifeline Support Partner and have been able to offer one on one support to other survivors that I have been put in touch with through Lungevity

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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?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a four year lung cancer survivor currently facing a recurrence of my cancer. I was not really aware of LUNGevity until starting to fight this recurrence. I am most impressed with the quality of the people in the LUNGevity organization and specifically their commitment to improving the situations of survivors/patients like me. I have learned enough about the research funding focus of this organization to believe that its efforts will significantly help me and others facing this dreaded cancer--I also applaud LUNGevity's efforts to provide peer mentoring/support whenever and however needed.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't identify any necessary changes at this time.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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