Announcing $150,000 Tona Vives Research Award!

Focused on the topic of understanding lung cancer in women, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is now accepting applications for the Tona Vives Research Award!

To confirm your eligibility to apply for this funding, click now. Once the eligibility form is submitted and eligibility confirmed by our research team, applicants will receive a link to the online application. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2018.

One year ago, A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation began partnering with NBA Star Ricky Rubio. Ricky had recently lost his mother, Tona, to lung cancer at the age of 56. Tona was a healthy, active nonsmoker and her diagnosis came as as shock to all who knew her, especially her husband and children. Like so many of us in this field, it quickly became apparent to the family that this field does not receive the recognition or funding it needs and deserves. Once they learned that less than 18% survive five years past the diagnosis, they decided to fight back.

Ricky has used his star power and connections to spread awareness about lung cancer across the world. He also created a fundraising page for this research grant and drew in more than $60,000 in donations. For this, A Breath of Hope is grateful and has named this research award in loving memory of Ricky’s mom, Tona Vives.

To donate to Ricky’s fundraiser, click here.

Our 2016 A Breath of Hope Fellows:
Dr. Jun-Chieh (James) Tsay, at NYU, received the Larry Benjamin Early Detection Award of $150,000. Dr. Amanda Redig, at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, received the Women and Lung Cancer Award of $150,000.