Every time we support someone living with lung cancer, we have taken a step forward in the battle against this disease. A lung cancer diagnosis is frightening and overwhelming. Everyone can benefit from support and encouragement.

A Breath of Hope’s support programs offer patient education, experiential survivorship classes, support groups, companionship visits, and rides to medical appointments. 


Studies show that well-informed patients are better equipped to participate in decisions about their care and have better health outcomes. To help patients educate themselves, A Breath of Hope provides tools and resources such as the Midwest Lung Cancer Summit (held each Fall in MN) and our online global learning resource – the Animated Patient’s Guide to Lung Cancer, available in English and Spanish.


ABOH offers virtual support groups for lung cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as those who are grieving for a loved one lost to lung cancer. Each group meeting is facilitated by our staff and offers opportunities for learning, discussion, and supportive care.

Virtual Support Group Meetings


ABOH peer-to-peer HOPE companions have been through the cancer journey and simply want to help others. Their role is to listen and offer hope and companionship during the emotional roller coaster of a cancer diagnosis.

HOPE companions may provide support to patients and caregivers through texts, phone calls, coffee dates, and/or virtual or in-person meetings. Connecting with a HOPE companion can provide great support and relief for patients, survivors and caregivers.

  • To be matched with a HOPE companion, call 952-456-2845 or email .
  • Fill out the waiver and participation agreement online HERE – must be completed prior to services
  • Print waiver and participation agreement HERE

TRANSPORTATION – AVAILABLE IN THE TWIN CITIES, MN (services expanding to new cities later this year!)

ABOH volunteer drivers provide door-to-door transportation to and from lung cancer screenings, treatments, or medical appointments for lung cancer patients and their caregivers in our service areas.

  • To receive a ride in MN, call 952-456-2845 or email

Patient support services are provided to patients and their families being treated through one of our healthcare partners:

  • Abbott Northwestern Hospital
  • Mercy Hospital
  • North Memorial Health Hospital
  • Regions Hospital
  • United Hospital
  • Minneapolis VA Health Care
  • Minnesota Oncology
  • Fairview Health Services – Twin Cities

We are always welcoming new healthcare partners! If you are interested in providing our referral services to your patients, contact our leadership in our home office: 952-405-9201.


“My husband found out he needed radiation for twenty consecutive days and even with our five adult children, finding rides was difficult. My kids had to take vacation time from work just to drive him to appointments. One day our nurse, Jody, handed us an A Breath of Hope brochure and said ‘They’re waiting for you to call.’ I called the office and gave them my husband’s treatment schedule. They matched us up with a volunteer right away. I thought, ‘oh boy this is a lifesaver.’ Our A Breath of Hope volunteers are just wonderful. They’re here on time and they’re friendly. There’s no guesswork. You don’t know how much of a lifesaver this program has been. We are so thankful.” – LeaAnn Eng