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

March 2019

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! Read more

January 2019

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!” Read more

November 27 2018

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). Read more

November 2018

It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we need your help! Read more

October 2018

The 2018 Shining Bright Gala is coming Friday, November 9 at Aria in Minneapolis. It’s filling up fast – don’t forget to REGISTER! Read more

September 2018

Partnering with lung cancer orgs across the nation
to drive research and awareness during Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM). Read more

June 2018

Runners at Duluth run/walk event

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. Read more