The A Breath of Hope community is grieving as we contemplate the recent heartbreaking murder of Mr. George Floyd while in police custody, and the violence and pain that has followed. George Floyd was a person known for volunteering and helping others – a loved member of the Minneapolis community. He was someone’s brother, son, father, grandfather, friend, and employee. His life had purpose and we grieve not just the loss of this man, but a growing feeling of discouragement as our country copes with both the pandemic and a disturbing event that leaves us questioning our core values. Our sympathy goes out to all who are hurting today.
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation created a diverse community outreach program years ago because lung cancer, like so many other challenges in our society, affects African Americans more than any other ethnic group. The disparity shows up in a higher incidence rate, as well as lower survival numbers. Our job, as a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the overall survival rate of lung cancer, is to focus awareness efforts on the groups hardest hit by lung cancer while continuing to fund research and work to improve early detection. Despite a worldwide pandemic, the ensuing economic downturn and civil unrest, we will continue to fight lung cancer by offering our programs with social distancing and other safety considerations at the forefront of all decisions.
Our mission has never wavered. We are here to support families hurt by lung cancer, get more people screened and raise money to fund U.S. research that leads to lives saved.
As we continue to advance our mission through the hard times ahead, we ask for your help to support the programs we offer despite current conditions: Research, support groups for survivors and grieving families, public and patient education and a free Covid-19 grocery program for lung cancer survivors. Click here to meet the folks we fight for!
I welcome your thoughts. Email me anytime with ideas or suggestions. Tell me what you like about our programs and what area of our work you believe will help the country turn the corner on its deadliest cancer.
And if you are able, we ask for your financial support at this time to keep our programs strong until the economy improves and normal revenue streams resume.
You are in our hearts and thoughts during these difficult days.
Calling all golfers! Registration is now open for the 2020 ABOH golf classic, presented by the Bill and Mary Zimmer Family Foundation FRIDAY, JUNE 12 at the Deer Run Golf Club.
We’re ready to welcome you (from a safe distance, of course) for a day of fun, sun and 18 holes of golf at Deer Run Golf Club while raising money for those hurt by lung cancer. Every precaution is being taken to ensure golfer’s and staff’s safety.
Here are a few of the adjustments we’ve made in light of social distancing guidelines:
Individual tee times will be assigned to limit crowds gathering
Instead of a silent auction, we are offering a touch-free raffle featuring incredible prize baskets
- Individual boxed lunches and beverages will be available at check-in
- Each golfer will receive a complimentary hand sanitizer to use throughout the day
- Two carts will be assigned to each foursome
- A stunning selection of wines for our Wine Wall – cash only!
- Touchless registration and mulligan purchases – cash only!
Registration closes June 8, so don’t delay. Register now!
Our new program brings food and joy to lung cancer survivors and their caregivers to help them avoid grocery stores during the COVID-19 crisis.
“Thank you to A Breath of Hope. They are so amazing – they want us to stay at home, be healthy and stay out of the stores as much as possible. They also know that not working right now can be hard!! Having an ABOH volunteer, Mrs. Minnesota Courtney Maxwell-Shey, deliver groceries to us was excellent. We are so grateful!” – Jenni and Jaye, Hope, Eats & Joy Recipients
If you, or someone you know is living with lung cancer and could use a load of free groceries to offset trips outside the home, please visit our website.