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LUNG TRANSPLANT FOUNDATION
June 19, 2010

The Lung Transplant Foundation was started by a group of Duke lung transplant recipients who wished to address the serious problem of chronic rejection. Rejection occurs most frequently in lung transplant recipients compared to all other solid organ transplant recipients, in part due to the constant interplay between the lungs and the environment. Five years after transplant, approximately 50% of lung recipients have rejection, some of whom have already died as a result.The Lung Transplant Foundation seeks to change this by raising research funds for allocation to physicians with active research programs investigating risk factors and therapeutic treatments for chronic rejection. I am thrilled to be partnering with this organization comprised of inspiring individuals.

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

I work closely with the fund raising planning committee and have appreciated the motivation and investment of the Lung Transplant Foundation.

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

I whole heatedly believe in their mission. Their are insufficient NIH funds ear marked for chronic rejection. I would love to see more fund raisers occur such that grants can begin to be allocated.

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

their sense of purpose and urgency to address chronic rejection after lung trasnplant.

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

kind, compassionate, and smart.

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

award 10 competitive grants to lung transplant research physicians across the nation.

Ways to make it better...

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

raising sufficient capitol to begin allocating grants.

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

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I work with a savy group of lung transplant recipients, their families, and physicians on the planning committee for our upcoming fund raiser, Lungapalooza: A Walk for Breath in Duke Gardens, Durham NC.