Lung Cancer Alliance

Rating: 4.85 stars   79 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Human Services, Cancer

Location: 888 16th Street, N.W. Suite 150 Washington DC 20006 USA

Mission: Ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support.
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 100 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 $70 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. Learm 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

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

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meeting the staff and seeing first hand, how they are passionate in their fight against lung cancer. Reading about all of their accomplishments by funding cancer programs for patients.

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

I would clone each and every one of them to have a bigger and better force to fight against lung cancer.

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