LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease.
To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.
Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) was borne of a commitment to improve the survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science.
Its founders – a management consultant whose husband died from lung cancer; a young nurse diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer; and, an attorney who had also been diagnosed with lung cancer – came together to make this commitment a reality.
On March 20, 2007, LCFA began its journey with an investment of time, passion and hope. In the intervening years, it has flourished, devoting its time and resources almost exclusively to lung cancer research. It has raised close to $3,000,000 for lung cancer awareness and research programs with more education programs and research grants in the pipeline. It has also been instrumental in developing a continuing public dialogue on the importance of education and research as the route to the early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and, hopefully, the cure.