Lungevity Foundation

Rating: 4.87 stars   60 reviews

Issues: Health

Location: 218 South Wabash Avenue Suite 540 Chicago IL 60604 USA

Mission: The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. In order to accomplish our mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network, as well as the largest online support community for those affected by lung cancer.
Results: Since 2002, LUNGevity-funded scientific research projects have totaled more than $14 million, with over $5 million granted to outstanding researchers in just the last two years. This represents an investment in 92 projects at 54 institutions in 23 states.
Programs: Research funding, education thru webinars and Ask the Experts, Lung Cancer Support Community Message Boards, LifeLine Support Buddy Phone Program, LinkUP Advocacy Program, online Caregiver Resource Center, Voices of Hope Videos, LUNGevity Lung Cancer Hope Summit for survivors.
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I first became aware of Lungevity through LCSC. Thanks to Katie and all the other folks that are part of the online community I found support during my mother's short battle with lung cancer and have continued to receive the love and support from these folks in the years since. I couldn't have made it through without them. Since then, I founded my own charitable organization (with Katie's help) and have raised funds for Lung Cancer research. Lungevity has been the single largest recipient of those funds because I am confident that they are good stewards of the resources we provide and their mission is a riteous one. This is a great organization.

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

so many ways. Both in the lung cancer support community which really is a family as well as through the reports of the research which is currently being funded.

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

the support community.

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

not even come close to closing the gap that exists between the funding for Lung Cancer versus other cancers.

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