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.
I am proud to be a part of this organization that started just seven years ago as a grass-roots idea and has burgeoned into a highly respected and admired foundation to fight against lung cancer. What Bonnie, her family and those alongside her have accomplished is rare in the non-profit world. BJALCF funds research towards finding the most effective treatment options working collaboratively with worldwide scientists and doctors, while at the same time assisting patients and caregivers with The Lung Cancer Living Room, a support group located right in their office (and offered on-line). BJALCF is about hope, its about education and its about what a family can do together when their hearts are aligned. Bonnie's optimism and love is contagious. Its no wonder this Foundation has made the progress it has in such a short amount of time.