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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

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lung Cancer Alliance is unlike any other cancer advocacy organization. Lung cancer has impacted several members of my family and I am incredibly grateful for LCA's continued advocacy efforts. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Lung Cancer Alliance. Keep doing the amazing work that you do!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA continues to be a leading non-profit within the lung cancer field. Their mission is embraced by their staff and all the individuals who they touch with their wonderful services. Through their outreach and programs, they bring a new meaning to lung cancer. I continue to be amazed by their progress.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

LCA is a wonderful organization with a wonderful staff. They are passionate about what they do and incredibly forward thinking. LCA fulfills it's mission with a positive energy. With a nonprofit budget, they sure do great things for the community and individuals affected by lung cancer!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) at the Hope Summit in the spring of 2016. I was extremely impressed with the staff’s dedication, professionalism, and passion they demonstrated for their daunting mission (i.e), improving the lives of lung cancer patients and care givers. There is truly not enough superlatives to accurately capture what LCA does in support of cancer patients and care givers. The Staff’s omniscient approach to every aspect of lung cancer is heartwarming. I can’t count how many times I have heard how appreciative I am for everything LCA is doing to raise the awareness of such a debilitating disease. LCA’s aplomb staff is uniquely qualified, in their respective fields, to deal with so many aspects of lung cancer support and to provide that support in a no frills approach is extraordinary.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Lung cancer alliance is a great organization that does wonderful things for people with lung cancer!

Heather Edmonds

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I wish I had done more research and had known about Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) when my stepdad was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in October 2008. In the years since he passed away on April 1, 2009, I have learned just how much critical work this dynamic nonprofit does for (most importantly) the people suffering from this awful disease, their family and loved ones, and their caretakers; advocating for more research and access to treatment; and carrying out public service campaigns to educate us all. LCA's work to dispel the myths associated with lung cancer have been particularly powerful for me. This organization is a shining example of what a health-related nonprofit can do to personally support those affected while lobbying for the resources to combat a devastating disease.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mother was diagnosed with stage 3B lung cancer in 2004. She underwent surgery and radiation treatment, passing 15 months after diagnosis, in August of 2006. The Alliance not only helped me during this very difficult time by providing me with resources to be a better caregiver to not only my young children, but also to my ailing mother as well as my father, who was rundown from being the primary caregiver himself. The Alliance continues to help provide me with medical developments which I keep abreast of so I can monitor how modern science is helping to find a cure. I also use the site as a staple to harness volunteer opportunities so I may stay involved in the fight that took my mother's and so many others' lives. We must beat this disease and with organizations like the Lung Cancer Alliance, we will!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son is living with stage IV lung cancer. He has the ALK tumor. He is a young husband and father of a three year old son. Believe me the support this group gives us is so important. Its' articles and drive to make new discoveries and funding for lung cancer gives us so much hope. Helping it reach its goals also gives us purpose. Our first experience was through Shine a Light last November. We are now hosting our own event. Thank you so much for your support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found this organization after my sister was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Sadly she passed away 2 years ago. I was able to find support, ask questions & get educated from their site. I am also a runner so I signed up with Team Lung Love. You can run any race anytime & collect donations for LCA. These people have never hounded me for anything. They have wonderful support & give all they have to those in need. They are pushing hard in Washington for better screening so people can get diagnosed sooner & have a chance to live. So glad I found them & thank you so much for all you do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Last year a friend of ours invited us to a candle vigil for lung cancer and we had nothing else that night so we joined her. Well we listened to personal life experiences, a medical professional and got some education. My husband was a heavy smoker at that time and had been having some breathing issues. So we got him into the doctors office armed with a request for specific testing (not normally done) and yes a few small spots were discovered. After months of follow up the spots were found to not be cancer-however my husband is well on his way to being a nonsmoker and other health issues were discovered in the process. We read the emails we signed up to receive, act on events-requests as best we can, pass on information and are forever grateful that the vigil, speakers and information were available for us at a cost of only our time. You are helping so many people as I know there are a lot more stories out there that are happening right now but are not being told. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!! Debbie and John

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Lung Cancer Alliance 10/01/2014

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear that you both are doing well. We hope to see you at a Shine a Light this November!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a 6 year lung cancer survivor - and LCA has helped me through every part of my journey. From first diagnosis, through many times of 'scanxiety', through feelings of guilt for surviving (trust me - it happens), through on-going pain, etc. The people of LCA are my support. I have cried on their shoulders more times than I can count and there ALWAYS was someone there to help wipe my tears with their caring, understanding and love. This is an amazing and powerful organization and I will forever be a member and try to help others as I have been helped.

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Lung Cancer Alliance 09/29/2014

Thank you for your kind words. Please know that we are always here for you. Keep up the fight!

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Lung Cancer Alliance 09/29/2014

Thank you for your kind words. Please know that we are always here for you. Keep up the fight!