Our Three Strategic Programs

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Patient and Family Support

Ambassadors are volunteers that have experienced cancer and wish to help others cope with lung cancer. Through offering transportation to appointments, companionship and a compassionate ear to those who have been recently diagnosed, Ambassadors seek to change the course of lung cancer through patient support. Click to find out more about the Ambassador Program.

Patient and family support is also offered through support of local lung cancer support groups at hospitals, as well as our own professional facilitated Men’s & Women’s Groups – for those who have lost their significant other to cancer. To find out if this group is right for you, click: A Breath of Hope Adult Children’s Group,  A Breath of Hope Women Survivors and Lung Cancer,  A Breath of Hope Men’s Group , and A Breath of Hope Women’s Group.

Research

As one of the least funded cancers, there is a long history of excellent researchers being diverted to other fields where funding is more prevalent. ABOH supports talented young investigators who are leading translational lung cancer research that will touch patients within five years. These scientists are selected through a nationwide search of top cancer centers and universities. Click to find out more about the Research Fellowship Program.

Awareness

Lung cancer is often avoidable. Lack of awareness and early detection are critical problem areas and contribute greatly to the 83% mortality rate of lung cancer. Nonsmokers and former smokers, in particular, often miss symptoms. This group makes up approximately half of the diagnoses each year. The stigma that surrounds lung cancer keeps the facts hidden from the general public leaving them uneducated about the world’s deadliest cancer. Without awareness and preventative screening, lung cancer will continue to show an appalling 17.8% survival rate

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation partners with individuals, businesses and healthcare systems to ‘WRAP’ awareness and wellness around communities. Through awareness events, public speaking and community outreach, ABOH provides vital information to the public. Click to find out more about the White Ribbon Awareness Program (WRAP).