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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Civil Rights, Health, Human Services, Lung Diseases, Personal Social Services

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.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

By advocating for patients with lung cancer to CMS, LCA was key in pushing forward coverage for low dose CT scan screening for lung cancer. They are a fantastic resource for providers, lung cancer screenign programs and patients a like providing an easy to navigate webpage and printed resources to help explain who is eligible for lung cancer screening, how to manage a newly discovered lung nodules, what options are available for lung cancer treatment and where a patient can find high quality treatment close to them. I an a thoracic surgeon and use Lung Cancer Alliance resources frequently, especially their patient information booklet.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

LCA has been of a great help to me and my organization as we continue to navigate the waters of Lung Cancer Screening. The rules and processes for participating in a Lung Cancer Screening program have been a bit of a challenge as they have changed dramatically since we first began our program in 2011. LCA has held meetings in Washington DC which have been of enormous help to me personally. Topical speakers and programs which benefit me and my program directly. I look forward to this annual conference. LCA is easily reachable by phone and or email and always respond quickly to questions. LCA has inside track to experts within the American College of Radiology and the insurance industry as well as others that provide much needed direction to those running programs. It has been a great decision to join forces with LCA

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is a wonderful organization! I am a Thoracic Nurse Navigator, and feel fortunate to have this nationally recognized resource for my patients, families, and professionals.

Jamie103

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have never encountered such a passionate and dedicate group of advocates as I have experienced in my interactions with the staff and volunteers within the Lung Cancer Alliance. This group engages professionals and community members at so many levels and different angles to generate support for individuals at risk for lung cancer as well as those who have been diagnosed. I highly value my connection with LCA, and I will continue to extend my time and financial resources to support the work they do.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Lung Cancer Alliance is an amazing organization that helps both lung cancer patients and institutions. As an LCA Screening Center of Excellence, the Maimonides Medical Center Lung Cancer Screening Program has received an enormous amount of guidance, expertise and support from this amazing organization. With their leadership, we were able to get insurance payments for life saving lung cancer screenings.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As an oncology nurse I find the Lung Cancer Alliance priceless. The information they share not only with the healthcare community, but the general population is so comprehensive and evidenced-based, that we can rely on them for our information. Since the USPTF approved lung cancer screening in 2015, the Lung Cancer Alliance has helped healthcare organizations to wade through the ruling and the payer issues, to get lung cancer screening out to the public in an efficient and timely manner. I find the Lung Cancer Alliance a valuable resource. Gean Brown MSN, RN, OCN

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AS A LUNG CANCER SURVIVOR I AM VERY DEDICATED TO THIS AWESOME ORGANIZATION. I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE PHONE BUDDY PROGRAM AND I AM A VOLUNTEER IN THIS WORTHY PROGRAM. THE BREATH OF HOPE WALK IN SAN DIEGO, CA IS AN AWESOME EVENT SPONSORED BY LUNG CANCER ALLIANCE TO RAISE ADVOCACY FOR THIS POORLY REPRESENTED DISEASE. THIS ORGANIZATION IS BABLY NEEDED AND DOING SO MUCH TO HELP THE LUNG CANCER CAUSE. SINCERELY, DONNA ENGELBERT

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

An amazing organization working through grassroots campaigns to make legislative changes that will impact this field for generations to come.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a senior physician and surgeon who has spent most of his adult life treating patients with lung cancer, I greatly appreciate the wonderful work done by Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). Many advocacy groups are run by kind, caring individuals who are well-meaning but ineffective in fostering positive change in treatment of disease. This is most definitely NOT true of LCA. The organization is kind and compassionate, but also has a very clear understaning of lung cancer, why current management is insufficient and what needs to be done to safe lives and alleviate suffering. Armed with this knowledge, they effectively, forcefully and fearlessly plan, inform and advocate social, plitical and public health policy change to prevent the disease and foster early detection at a stage where curative treatment is available.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Our lung cancer support group found LCA on the web. We wanted to be part of something, to put our site on the map, so we did the "Shine the Light Vigil". Soon after, we were invited to Washington DC for their 4th Annual Conference. Little did we know that we would be part of a movement to promote "The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act". LCA has given us hope that something will be done to increase awareness and decrease mortality rates for lung cancer. We are thankful for all of the people that work for LCA, for giving us the inspiration and knowledge we need to keep fighting for better treatment plans and funding for research, for early detection. Lung cancer should not be the leading cause of cancer deaths.

Review from Guidestar