Support A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation by helping us raise awareness and fund cutting edge lung cancer research!
In 2007, four lung cancer patients, along with committed family members and their caregivers from Fairview Southdale Hospital, created the first Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk. The success of this event led to the formation of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation in 2008.
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation knows firsthand the need for increased research efforts and public awareness about lung cancer. Most of our board of directors and growing family of supporters, now numbering in the thousands, have experienced the loss of a loved one to this dreaded of all cancers. We continue our endeavors to make every second count, to believe each step is a breath of hope, and to share our compassion and support with all who are impacted by lung cancer, regardless of smoking status.
We are cognizant of the inequities of lung cancer funding and know there is a direct correlation between cancer survivorship and the amount of money spent to fund research projects. Breast cancer has an 85% survival rate due in large part to the fact that $13,452 has been spent for every breast cancer death. Compare that with the $1,630* that has been spent for each lung cancer death. It is no wonder that lung cancer continues to claim more lives each year than breast, prostate, colon, liver and kidney cancers COMBINED.
We promise to be frugal in the use of funds entrusted to us. Through programming that raises awareness and supports patients, as well as a careful vetting process to identify the best available research projects, we promise to direct funding toward our vision of saving lives and beating lung cancer.
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. We are proud to be a fully approved member of the Charities Review Council.
In the fall of 2012, we committed to hiring our first full-time director to lead our efforts in becoming a greater force in the fight against lung cancer. In 2013, we will launch a relentless campaign to increase awareness and research dollars directed to universities and organizations committed to finding a cure for lung cancer.
We hope you will join us in offering hope and solutions to those impacted by lung cancer!