January 2018

We did it! We reached one million, ten thousand dollars in cash donations (revenue) in 2017 – thanks to you! In the year ahead, you can plan on increased research funding, expanded patient and family support programming and a greater reach to educate the public about the causes, risks, signs, symptoms, available screening and new treatments for lung cancer.

Whether you offered a cash or in-kind donation, your time and encouragement as a volunteer, your presence and wisdom as a survivor or program participant, or just simply raised a prayer for the A Breath of Hope team, we are grateful.

Please check our website for information about:

Grief Groups
Women’s Survivor Group
Research Grants
Ricky Rubio’s Campaign
Screening for lung cancer
Learning about lung cancer – Animated Patient Program
Getting a ride to treatment or a medical appointment
Companionship during the cancer journey

Did you know that January is RADON AWARENESS MONTH? A Breath of Hope has partnered with the Minnesota Department of Health this month to raise awareness about radon and lung cancer, especially here in MN where radon is found in two out of five homes.

Do yourself a favor. Buy a kit ($10!) and test your home for radon. Radon is considered the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall. If you need asisstance with the cost of the kit, please drop us an email.

Read the MDH Press Release featuring our own Bonnie Mueller, part-time staff at ABOH and four year lung cancer survivor. Bonnie, a never-smoker, found radon in her home after her stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis.


Floridians and MN Snowbirds!
Have you registered for the 2nd Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Fort Myers?

Join us Feb. 17 for a day of fun, friendship and the ongoing fight to end lung cancer. Register early to get your loved one who has coped with lung cancer named on our event t-shirt – the deadline is Feb. 5.

Lung cancer is serious, but A Breath of Hope events are uplifting and fun! Our 5K Lung Run/Walks feature a 5K chip-timed run or walk, free food and water, patient resources, music, an oncology update, and most importantly, a chance to raise money for research while supporting families hurt by lung cancer. You can make a difference – please join us!