Programs

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Patient and Family Support

A Breath of Hope offers programming support to patients and families who have been hurt by lung cancer. From transportation to companionship to support groups, our goal is to lighten the burden for those who must cope with a lung cancer diagnosis or loss.

A Breath of Hope Volunteer Ambassadors have experienced cancer and wish to help others. They provide transportation to appointments, companionship and a compassionate ear to those in need of additional support during the journey. Find out more about the Ambassador Program. Contact us if you can volunteer!

Patient and family support is also available through our local partner hospital’s support groups, as well as our own professional facilitated Survivor and Grief Groups. To learn more about support groups hosted in our Minnetonka office, visit: A Breath of Hope Adult Children’s Grief Group,  A Breath of Hope Women’s Survivor Group,  A Breath of Hope Men’s Grief Group, and A Breath of Hope Women’s Grief 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).