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The very best “boots on the ground” advocates to help lung cancer research are lung cancer survivors and their friends and family. Exciting discoveries in lung cancer research are happening now, which means funding research is critical and you can make a difference.

 

Events

Lung Cancer Foundation of America Events

It is time for everyone touched by lung cancer to get involved and take action.That’s why we need all of you. We need your help to change the course of this disease. The poor survival rate for lung cancer is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research. We can help change this by funding new, creative and innovative research. With your involvement, we HOPE to fund grants for lung cancer RESEARCH that will give new LIFE to those suffering from this terrible disease.

Become a part of the solution – volunteer your efforts to raise funds for lung cancer research today!

Types of Events

Join LCFA at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

Let life take your breath away. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with LCFA

  • Travel to Tanzania in August, 2018 for our 12-day adventure
  • Hike the less-traveled, remote Lemosho Route
  • Experience a remarkable crew of guides and porters, rated as some of the best on Kilimanjaro
  • Sleep near the summit in the highest camp on Kilimanjaro
  • Climb with a company that specializes in the Western Breach, Lemosho Route, and Crater Camp
  • Choose to add an African Safari extension

Signup today for more information!

LCFA’s 2017 Day at the Races Event

Join us for LCFAs 2017 Day at the Races

Sunday, July 23, 2017 – Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

“Where the turf meets the surf down in old Del Mar”

Drinking, Dining, Spectacular Racing Views & Concierge Betting Service in the Exclusive Il Palio Restaurant.

Featuring the LCFA Breath of Life Race

For more information or to purchase tickets: LCFAmerica.org/DATR2017

DIY Fundraisers (Do It Yourself!)

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Every year, LCFA is very fortunate to have volunteers all over the United States organizing, participating in and hosting unique and creative fundraising events with the common goal of raising funds for lung cancer research. Whatever your fundraising idea is – let’s get it going!

What type of fundraiser are you thinking about?

  • bake sale?
  • lemonade stand?
  • plant sale?
  • video game tournament? (Super Smash Bros works really well for this!)
  • battle of the bands?
  • what is your idea?

With our Personal Fundraising Pages (PFP), we can help you raise research funds while doing what you love. Our PFPs help you to easily build your own webpage and solicit donations and support for LCFA. The personal pages allow you to tell your story and share it with friends. Your friends sponsor you by donating funds to LCFA via the PFPs.

Let us help you get started!  Just email your idea to info@LCFAmerica.org.  We’ll get the conversation rolling!


 

Friendraiser

Host a Lung Cancer Foundation of America “FriendRaiser” gathering at your home! This is different from a fundraiser in that you do not ask for a donation to attend. Invite your friends and have them invite THEIR friends to come learn about the #1 cancer killer — Lung Cancer — and to discover how they can help find a cure.

LCFA-Banner-2FriendRaisers start with good food and friendly conversation, followed by a short, informative, and often very moving, information session. At the end of the gathering, we encourage you to ask your guests to get involved with LCFA and our mission of raising awareness of the need for increased lung cancer research funding.

Why not include a silent auction, a movie screening or a fashion show?

Let us help you get started!  Just email your idea to info@LCFAmerica.org.  We’ll get the conversation rolling!

Yoga

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Yoga is a great way to relieve stress – and a great way to raise funds for lung cancer research! Find a yoga studio in your area that will donate space and a teacher for a yoga class on a particular day. We’ll provide t-shirts for the teacher and hosts to wear at the yoga class. We’ll also provide LCFA swag for all participants. Ask for a $20.00 donation to LCFA as an admission price to attend the class. We’ll set up a personal fundraising page for you to track your donations and spread the word!

Let us help you get started!  Just email your idea to info@LCFAmerica.org.  We’ll get the conversation rolling!

Golf Tournament

A Golf Tournament is a great way to raise funds for LCFA. Contact your favorite golf course and set up a tournament – Best Ball Scramble Format works well. You can also offer cash prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and maybe even a hole in one prize!

LCFA will provide you with LCFA swag!

Let us help you get started!  Just email your idea to info@LCFAmerica.org.  We’ll get the conversation rolling!

Support Your Personal Best

Do you run? Are you an avid cyclist? Love spin classes at your gym? Would you like to join a walkathon? Anything you do to challenge yourself physically can also help you raise funds for lung cancer research.

LCFA_Michael_Pascucci_ride_2013With our Personal Fundraising Pages (PFP), we can help you raise research funds while doing what you love. Our PFPs help you to easily build your own webpage and solicit donations and support for LCFA. The personal pages allow you to tell your story and share it with friends. Your friends sponsor you by donating funds to LCFA via the PFPs.

Of course, LCFA will provide you with a t-shirt to wear on the big day! Ready to get started?

Let us help you get started!  Just email your idea to info@LCFAmerica.org.  We’ll get the conversation rolling!

Polish Off Lung Cancer Event

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Host a “Polish Off Lung Cancer” booth! The “Polish Off Lung Cancer” booths work very much like a lemonade stand. You set up a table and offer to polish nails for a set price. Usually the tables work best if they are set up in an area where there will be a lot of foot traffic. We’ve had successful “Polish Off” booths at marketplace style events, school or community fairs, even at football games! Just purchase some bottles of nail polish – we like LCFA blue and LCFA green – set up your table and go! One trick we’ve learned is that men will allow their pinky fingernails to be polished. Then, when they are asked about their unusual pinky fingernail, they can have a conversation about lung cancer and the need for research funding.

Let us help you get started!  Just email your idea to info@LCFAmerica.org.  We’ll get the conversation rolling!

My hope is that no other child has to bear the loss of their parent, no other wife is lonely without her husband, no sibling has to be without their brother, and other children will grow to know their grandpa, unlike mine.
Betsy Dempsey, LCFA Fundraiser.