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Mission: LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.

Results: Since 2002, LUNGevity has funded 115 scientific research projects at 58 institutions in 23 states. Whether we are supporting early-career scientists or established researchers, we work with top lung cancer experts to identify and fund promising and innovative research into the early detection and targeted treatment of lung cancer.

Target demographics: anyone impacted by lung cancer

Direct beneficiaries per year: people impacted by lung cancer

Geographic areas served: lung cancer research, education, information, survivorship, support, events

Programs: Research funding, education thru our comprehensive website, lung cancer 101, webinars and expert videos, Lung Cancer Support Community Message Boards, LifeLine Support Program, , online Survivor Resource Center and Caregiver Resource Center, Voices of Hope Videos, National and Regional Hope Summit survivorship conferences and a national grassroots events program.

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70 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Melissa283

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing support! Informative and uplifting. I start everyday by checking in to see how my fellow survivors and fighters are and end every day with a prayer for us all!!! LUNGevity is one of the few non profit who actually use your money for research which is another thing I love

1 Randall B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to LUNGevity 2 years post my diagnosis. I had no idea such organizations existed prior to being diagnosed with lung cancer. In a word, 'Amazing'. They cover so many bases it's difficult to put in a review. Support, information, and research funding top the list. LUNGevity has no peer from where I sit. Eternally grateful I learned of them when I did. They're a game changer for people such as myself.

1 alisa.brenes

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2000, 3 months after my mom died of lung cancer. It was before the internet boom and I felt so alone and scared. I was a single mom with 10 year old twin boys and no family around. Within about 6 months of my diagnosis, I started becoming familiar with the world wide web, but there was very little to nothing on lung cancer.

Then I found LUNGevity. I was no longer alone. I now have a community, a family. LUNGevity's site is comprehensive and the message board is a life saver to me.

The support from LUNGevity, has been a lifeline to me. Not only does one get emotional support, but we learn more about different protocols from each other than the doctors!

I think one of the most powerful events LUNGevity sponsors is the annual HOPE SUMMIT. There is so much emotion and support for one another. Words cannot describe what it is like to be able to be yourself, your "cancer self" for one whole weekend.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My biggest challenge has been dealing with the anxiety of leaving my sons without me. I am a single mom and my sons have no other relatives that could be in their lives if something should happen to me. Also, I was diagnosed with LC a few months after my mom passed from the same LC. My children were young and with me while I was taking care of her and we watched her waste away and die. A few months later I was diagnosed and the hardest thing was for me to tell my sons I had cancer too. They were 10 years old (I have twin boys) and I had to go to the hospital for a week, recuperate from surgery and then have chemo treatments, so I knew I would have to be honest and talk with them. It was so hard. I had no one to turn to who really understood. And then I found LUNGevity. The support from LUNGevity, has been a lifeline to me. Not only does one get emotional support, but we learn more about different protocols from each other than the doctors! Also, spends more dollars on research for a cure than other organizations. I think one of the most powerful events LUNGevity sponsors is the annual HOPE SUMMIT. There is so much emotion and support for one another. Words cannot describe what it is like to be able to be yourself, your "cancer self" for one whole weekend.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a patient I registered for a survivorship conference organized by LUNGevity. Prior to arrival I had lost hope in my situation. After a two day conference I regained a sense of hope & companionship with other patient survivors as well as a greater grasp for looking forward to the future!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Top notch organization with the highest quality, dedicated employees. The services they provide those of us whose lives had been affected by lung cancer are beyond compare.

3 Lysa B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My first Hope Summit was in 2014. I left with such hope and inspiration and couldn't believe the amount of survivors I got to meet in person. Lungevity not only helps to connect other survivors to give hope and inspire us to keep fighting but they also are the number one non-profit that donates towards lung cancer research. Research is so critically needed for such an insatiable, deadly disease like this. I thank Lungevity staff for their deep dedication and all they do to raise awareness about lung cancer and help survivors live in the process.

1 Juanita5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So blessed I found this organization browsing through the Internet after my diagnosis. This organization is wonderful, they know exactly how we (lung cancer warriors) feel and understand because they too have been effected by lung cancer one way or another.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

If you have lung cancer, get in touch with LUNGevity. If you research treatments for lung cancer, get in touch with LUNGevity. If you need HOPE, get in touch with LUNGevity.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I was diagnosed in 2008 with stage III NSCLC, I was in shock. My vision of LC was most likely not too far off from others; a little old man with gray hair sitting alone in the dark of a bar smoking a cigarette. I had the gray hair but not the rest. Following surgery of the same year, I was told I had at most two years to live...
LUNGevity has been a life force in more ways than one can write in a review. Trust though that of all the advocacy and non profits I've had the pleasure to know throughout my almost 60 years, they have no peer. Without a doubt throughout this organization, they are wired tight to support, guide, inform, and advocate for people of every walk of life afflicted. Amazing doesn't begin to describe the level of commitment, knowledge, and capability they bring to life every day making all of our lives a little more HOPEtastic in the process. Nothing short of extraordinary!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LUNGevity continues to set the standard for cancer advocacy organizations. Their level of professionalism and commitment to provide resources and patient support is unparalleled. I have had the extreme pleasure to work with them for the past two years during my cancer journey and no other organization comes close to the level of empathy, understanding, plus overall care and encouragement they provide on a continual basis.

Simply put, Amazing group of individuals working together towards a common cause and ultimately creating incredible results.

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2 Melissa277

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is by far the most knowledgeable, helpful, supportive and educational Lung Cancer organization out there. LUNGevity is staffed by people who are 150% invested in doing their absolute best to serve the needs of Lung Cancer patients and caregivers. Their Regional and National HOPE Summits are well organized and feature specialists in all aspects of this disease. They have our backs and work hard to keep us up to speed on the latest advances as well as provide opportunities for us to reach out to others. Thank you LUNGevity for all you do. - Melissa Crouse - Living with lung cancer for 10 years (stage 4 now)