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%.
MARCH MATCH! In honor of Katherine Bensen and her battle with stage 4 lung cancer, the Fruth Family Foundation has donated a $10,000 match for first time donors, returning lapsed donors (no gift in 2018), new circle of light members OR sustainers ($30/month), and those who wish to increase their giving level from 2018. To double your gift to research or learn about ways to give, click here, choose TRIBUTE, then leave Katherine’s name in the comment box. Thank you for your support!
Partnering to Improve Outcomes
We’re off to a great start in 2019 and have already delivered lung cancer education through our Speaker’s Bureau to more than 490 people, 80 patient resource goody bags to our partner hospitals, and several patients to treatment through our driving program. Joe, lung cancer patient and recent ride recipient, had this to say, “My driver was very friendly. This was our first ride – I’m hoping we can get him the next time we call in!”
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is pleased to introduce the winner of our 2018 research fellowship, Dr. Stefani Spranger of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we need your help!
The 2018 Shining Bright Gala is coming Friday, November 9 at Aria in Minneapolis. It’s filling up fast – don’t forget to REGISTER!
Partnering with lung cancer orgs across the nation
to drive research and awareness during Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM).
Minnesotans can be proud. When it comes to changing lung cancer outcomes, we are often named as leaders. From screening programs to research to growing disease awareness to top notch healthcare, this state can be proud of its lung cancer community’s progress.
Announcing: 2018 Research Fellowship Request for Proposals
ABOH programs (Research, Outreach/Education, and Patient/Family Support) are funded mostly through our annual campaign. Key to success in this annual drive is our Circle of Light Donor Program. For as little as $30/month, you can ‘try out’ the program as a sustaining member, meet others who care about improving lung cancer outcomes, participate in our Doc Spot Events (like the pontoon education and dinner cruise each spring), and know that your dollars are contributing to better outcomes for lung cancer patients.