There are many ways you can volunteer at A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation

Join an Event Planning Committee (Tea, Golf, Run/Walk, Gala) or work at one of our events

  • Help with mailings and other office projects
  • Become a companion or driver (must have experience with cancer)
  • Join our Speaker’s Bureau
  • Hold a Third Party 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!

You can support our efforts to beat lung cancer by volunteering. Please fill out the online form HERE, or call 952-405-9201 for more information.

Host an Event

Individual Fundraising Events and Partner Events are a great way to use your personal hobbies 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!
  • 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

To sponsor an event, contact Executive Director Nancy Torrison.

Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight, Tim Nordquist

Tim Nordquist began as a volunteer driver 12 years ago, and his dedication, humor, and compassion for lung cancer patients and their families is second to none. He knows about sharing and compassion, growing up as one of 10 siblings!

His wife, Sharon, was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in January of 2009, She passed away just four months later at the age of 55. After her passing, Tim looked for a local support group and found A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. Through Sharon’s lung cancer journey he saw the stigma of the disease and the lack of research in the lung cancer community.

Tim lives just upriver from Hastings. He enjoys living on the Mississippi River and spending time with his amazing neighbors. He spends his summers boating on the river, cruising in his old ford, cheering on his grandkids at their softball and baseball games, and spending time in his hometown of Milbank, SD at his sister’s cabin.

Tim was a key part of the A Breath of Hope, Eats, and Joy campaign during the pandemic, when he delivered groceries to lung cancer patients in their homes. He also participates in monthly grief meetings and attends many of the annual events.

Thank you, Tim, for all you do to bring peace, joy, and hope to those living with lung cancer.