An important message from our leadership – March 2020


Dear Friends,

I hope this note finds you well and tucked away until the coronavirus threat has passed. It is indeed a trying time – especially for people living with lung cancer. Read more

March 2020 Newsletter


Supporting families in SW Florida

Nearly 300 people came together last weekend to raise their collective voice at the 4th annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk SW Florida. It was a perfect day and a great opportunity to introduce the ABOH Ambassador Program that will bring needed services and support to lung cancer survivors living in SW Florida. In partnership with Lee Health, ABOH volunteers will provide transportation and companionship visits starting this May. Read more

February 2020 Newsletter


2020 A Breath of Hope Screening Grants:

Announcing three $10,000 screening grants for Minnesota lung cancer screening programs that are committed to screening more Minnesotans for earlier detection of lung cancer. Read more

December 2019 Newsletter


End-of-Year $50,000 Challenge Grant:

The Fruth Family Foundation understands the desperate need to accelerate lung cancer research for new treatments and improved methods of detecting lung cancer. Read more

November 2019 Newsletter


A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is pleased to announce TWO $150,000 2020 RESEARCH AWARDS! Read more

October 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

Coming soon … A Breath of Hope 2020 research awards!

Researchers – mark your calendars! On November 1, A Breath of Hope will open the Fall 2019 Request for Letters of Intent for 2020 grant funding. The November E-Newsletter will include a link to the online form. The deadline for submitting letters of intent is December 13, 2019. 20 successful applicants will be notified in January and invited to submit a full proposal. Each grant is $150,000. A Breath of Hope priorities include improved early detection methods and translational research that leads to improved lung cancer therapies. Read more

September 2019 Newsletter

In this issue:

Barriers to Improved Lung Cancer Outcomes:

As we watch lung cancer survival rates slowly creep upward, we are encouraged that our collective work is paying off and there is reason to feel hopeful for the future. However, an 18.4% survival rate isn’t acceptable. We must also remember that lung cancer claims the lives of nearly twice as many women as breast cancer, and more American lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. We have so much more to do. Read more

April 2019

Screening matters.

It is well-documented that early detection of cancer leads to improved survival rates. Based on recent data, the American Cancer Society (ACS) reported a breast cancer relative five-year survival rate of 91%. However, when breast cancer is detected early and is in the localized stage, the five-year relative survival rate is 99-100%. Read more