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Reflections on Lung Cancer


A message from Nancy Torrison, Executive Director of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. Read more

CDI on the Importance of Preventative Lung Cancer Screening

CDI (Center for Diagnostic Imaging), partner of ABOH and sponsor of the Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk, met with Executive Director Nancy Torrison to discuss the importance of the low-dose CT scan. The low-dose CT scan is a non-invasive scan that can detect lung cancer and if used will reduce the 82.5% mortality rate. Low-dose CT scans are available to people who have a smoking history – one pack a day for thirty years or two packs a day for fifteen years. To learn more about CDI and the low-dose CT scan, click here. Read more

Gov. Dayton proclaims “A Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Awareness Day”


Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed Saturday, August 15, 2015 as A Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  [see full-size Proclamation image] Read more

Health Care Forum: War on Cancer — Sept. 29


Through The Economist’s distinct lens of rigorous analysis and foresight, The Health Care Forum: War on Cancer event will explore the role of collaboration and integration in driving innovation and progress in cancer care. Read more

Praying for Healing While Planning a Funeral


In their riveting book “Praying for a Healing While Planning a Funeral,” Gary & Rosey Brausen share Gary’s journey of staying hopeful while battling a grim lung cancer diagnosis. Read more

Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk Radio Spots – 2015


Listen to Julie and Bonnie talk about their cancer journeys and A Breath of Hope on the radio: Read more

2015 Larry Benjamin Golf Classic


Mary Jane Benjamin and Nancy Torrison joined KARE 11 to promote the 3rd Annual Larry Benjamin Golf Classic. Read more

2015 Aha Moment Tour Videos


“Aha Moment: A moment of clarity. A defining moment where you gain real wisdom – wisdom you can use to change your life.” Read more

Lung cancer survivor bikes to inspire


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A Breath of Hope Board Member Gary Brausen was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. He never smoked a day in his life, and secondhand smoke wasn’t a factor in his case either. Read more