Lung Cancer Alliance

Rating: 4.85 stars   79 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Health, Human Services, Cancer

Location: 1700 K Street NW Suite 660 Washington DC 20006 USA

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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the most informative non-profit I've seen through their emails. Love their message "No one deserves to die!" They are the only ones who are making progress in getting the word out about Lung Cancer and getting the funds to find a cure and early detection. I admire them immensely.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE this organization. Thank God for the voice they provide for lung cancer patients and their families...and for those for whom we have lost. After losing my wonderful, beautiful Mom to lung cancer after a courageous 7-year battle, I found LCA and am so grateful for what they do. Thank you to all those who work tirelessly at LCA and who are making it possible to increase the survival odds of this terrible disease.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, smart and willing to do whatever it takes to get the message out!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Lung Cancer Alliance for the past five years. They are the voice for those who have lost their battle to lung cancer and those still fighting. I found the LCA after I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. LCA is strong when you are weak and caring when you need an ear to listen. They fight everyday to change the numbers of our family and friends who have or may have to face lung cancer during their lifetime.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people who work on our behalf everyday.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Fund lung cancer research which is so badly needed.

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2009-7-01

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13 people found this review helpful

My Mom has been fighting Lung Cancer for almost 3 years now and because she is my mom, sister and best friend rolled into one it has been very difficult for me. LCA always keeps me informed as a member what is going on in the US concerning the fight against lung cancer and I also feel encouraged by reading stories from other members and stories posted by the LCA myself. I have gotten quite a few people to join as well because I feel so strongly about this organization. They are helping so many people fighting this awful, awful disease and also helping the families as well.

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

Always keeps me informed as a member as to what is going on across the US concerning the fight against LC.

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

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get Lung Cancer the research and exposure it deserves so maybe someday we can cure this wretched disease!!!

Ways to make it better...

Can not think of anything at this time

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in Dec 07.Still here!!Not just here, I am enjoying my new life.Due to the new targeted therapy drug Tarceva I have a great quality of life while i continue to fight.I will beat this for my sons.I really am the luckiest cancer patient i know!I wish everyone could live their life like i am without the diagnosis.The worse thing about cancer to me is making sure insurance knows i will question all mistakes.Fighting insurance along with ca is my new full time job!I would love to be someone that could help when you are down.We all have those days.I live for results every three months.Every three months is a gift....

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

My friends on facebook have learned you can have lung ca without ever have smoked.

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

Not know how which is why i am thankful to you!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to tell my story

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Find new drugs that target cancer cells.

Ways to make it better...

this organization is great as is

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is true . I feel like i am walking on the shoulders of those who have gone before me. And i thank them all every night in my prayers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I learned about the LCA after my mother's death from lung cancer. Their support and encouragement immediately after my mother's death and now, two years later, has been unwavering. The LCA has placed a face next to the words: "lung cancer." Through its advocacy work and education, the LCA continues to fight for research funding and is a strong voice against the stigma associated with this disease. I have volunteered for the LCA by doing some translation work and by helping declare November as "Lung Cancer Awareness Month" in two states. The LCA also stays abreast of new legislation and makes this information available to the public. I know that many people benefit from the work done by the LCA. I am sure my mother would be proud.

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

the increased awareness that legislators now have about lung cancer and the need for more research funding.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more educational materials to targeted populations in various languagues, create a documentary about the extraordinary lives of people who have fought this disease, and provide funding for research, research and more research.

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2009-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My experience with Lung Cancer Alliance has been so positive. I lost my sister to Lung Cancer five years ago. I contacted them and they were so informative, encouraging and warm. The staff is dedicated to do whatever possible to prevent our family and friends and future generations from deadly outcomes from this horrible disease. The staff and volunteers leave no stone unturned.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make the biggest difference in preventing the biggest cancer killer of all time from claiming more victims.

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2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Besides lobbying for increased research and attention to lung cancer, LCA makes a point of confronting the terrible stigma attached to lung cancer (given its association with smoking in the mind of most people. Of course, not even smokers "deserve" lung cancer, but plenty of non-smokers, such as my sister who died of lung cancer in August 2008 and who never smoked, suffer not just the illness itself but also the attached stigma. This reminds me very much of the early days of AIDS when this terrible sense of guilt and debate over "innocent" victims as opposed to those who were thought somehow to be "deserving" of their illness. LCA is a powerful voice against this kind of ignorance.

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

the positive response I get when I send their e-mail links to friends and family around the country.

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

probably call for certain forms of civil disobedience similar to actions taken during the AIDS crisis by groups such as ACT UP.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the steady flow of information that I know is accurate.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always polite, informed, and never preaching.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move the national conversation on cancer of all kinds front and center, working for a cure.

Ways to make it better...

my sister had lived to speak on behalf of lung cancer survivors the way LCA does.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fighting the stigmas still attached to lung cancer and persuading the government to fully fund lung cancer research.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I wish this organization did not have to exist.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Thank goodness for the LCA. Not only is this organization dedicated to those who are suffering from the horrible disease...and their family, they advocate on their behalf. Keep up the hard work!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how LCA makes it personal to help every individual who walks through their door or calls them on the phone. They are helping people everyday. Their staff are angels.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I'm really glad the LC is on Facebook of all things. It really brings us all together..people whose loved ones had cancer..and possibly people who have this awful disease.

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

The many members that have joined.

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

Ways to make it better...

The "word" was spread even more over the Internet.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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2009-6-01

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