There are many ways you can get involved at A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation!

  • Become a Support Volunteer
  • Join an event planning committee
    • Women’s Wellness Tea (MN), Lung Run/Walk (MN), Midwest Lung Cancer Summit, or Shining Bright Gala
  • SPONSOR AN EVENT! Each event page includes a sponsor benefit chart – learn more here
  • Help with mailings and other office projects
  • Join our Speaker’s Bureau
  • Host an event event to benefit A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation
  • Contact us to talk about your own area of expertise and how pro bono work might move extra dollars to the cause!

If you are interested in volunteering with ABOH, please fill out the form or call 952-405-9201.

Host an Event

Individual fundraising partner events are a great way to use your personal interests and talents to support A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. We would love to work with you on planning an event that benefits ABOH!

Use an event idea from the list below, or brainstorm your own!

  • Host an ABOH House Party!
  • Host a benefit to support ABOH research, like a golf event
  • Ask your favorite local restaurant or bar to donate an evening of proceeds to ABOH
  • Have a yard sale
  • Sell your arts and crafts or hobbies
  • Host a jewelry party, fashion show or Tupperware party
  • Throw a theme party – Valentines’ Day, 4th of July Picnic, summer BBQ, Birthday Party
  • Host a special dinner, potluck or bake sale
  • Make a coupon book offering services that can involve your children or neighborhood… babysitting, bagging groceries, helping at a birthday party. Be creative!
  • Ask your co-workers, place of worship or fitness center friends to get involved
  • Create a fundraising team for an A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk

Third Party Fundraising Guideline

To sponsor an event, contact Executive Director Nancy Torrison.

Volunteer Spotlight


Georgia Helvick

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is honored to recognize Georgia Helvick as our Extraordinary Minnesota Volunteer of the Summer! Georgia is an amazing and generous volunteer who has given her heart and soul to help lung cancer patients overcome barriers to receiving timely care and good outcomes. She is one of our favorite energy bunnies and we couldn’t do our work without her!

Georgia lost her dear sister, Julie, on May 8, 2020, after a courageous 11-year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Julie was just 58 years old when she died and had never smoked. It was a difficult journey for the family, but Georgia was at her sister’s side through it all and brought great comfort to Julie and her own family right until the end.

To honor and remember her late sister, Georgia now brings her bright light, contagious smile and loving personality to other lung cancer survivors who need additional support while they battle lung cancer. Georgia has delivered food, driven patients to medical appointments, volunteered for ABOH events, and more.

From Georgia: “My sister told me about ABOH starting a driving program for lung cancer patients. I didn’t hesitate to sign up as this was how I could support my sister and her battle with lung cancer. Together we signed up to offer rides to patients in need of transportation to and from their appointments. In my mind, this was simple! It didn’t take long, it got me out of the house, and I got to see different parts of the city. What I got in return was more than I imagined … interesting conversations, laughter, and a chance to meet someone new. Today, I offer these rides as a way to honor my dear sister who lost her battle. I want to continue to encourage patients, make them feel at ease when I know they are anxious, and get them to their medical appointments worry-free. SIMPLE, yet so rewarding!”

Thank you, Georgia. You are our hero!

To learn more about volunteering in our Patient & Family Program, contact us at .