LUNGevity Foundation Programs
LUNGevity Foundation funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as identified by the leading medical professionals on our Scientific Advisory Board, to achieve LUNGevity’s vision of a world where no one dies of lung cancer. Since 2002, LUNGevity-funded scientific research projects have totaled more than $14 million, with over $5 million granted to outstanding researchers in just the last two years. This represents an investment in 92 projects at 54 institutions in 23 states.
Our Breathe Deep events take place in communities across the country, and offer a place for those impacted by the disease to share, hope and heal.
LUNGevity Foundation’s Lung Cancer Support Community (LCSC) is a dedicated social network offering support to anyone touched by lung cancer. Created in 2002, LCSC is the largest online lung cancer support network providing users with an extensive message board, the latest lung cancer information, 24-hour support, a telephone buddy program (LUNGevity LifeLine), a card circle program, and notice for lung cancer events and advocacy opportunities that fund LUNGevity’s lung cancer research!
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
Breathe Deep Seattle is a Seattle local event to assist in LUNGevity's mission to raise funding and support those who suffer from this severely under-funded disease. In just 2 years, Breathe Deep Seattle has raised over $110,000 for LUNGevity Foundation. Through events like Breathe Deep Seattle, LUNGevity is able to provide a community of hope for those affected by this disease. Like Seattle resident Eva Borsi, an avid bike rider and mother of 3, who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at the age of 46. As a result of targeted therapeutic treatments, Eva is now a passionate lung cancer advocate and ran the entire Breathe Deep Seattle course in 2012! Our 2013 event will take place Saturday, August 10 - find more information at www.lungevity.org/seattle.