Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s Mission
LCFA’s mission is the improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science.
While raising funds to support lung cancer research, LCFA will raise the public’s awareness and serve as a resource for patients or anyone seeking answers, hope, and access to updated treatment information, scientific investigation, and clinical trials.
The History of Lung Cancer Foundation of America
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.
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.
About LCFA’s Involvement in Lung Cancer Research
Scroll around to see the impact of research breakthroughs, legislative milestones, and LCFA’s involvement in lung cancer research over the years.
Research is imperative to improve treatment and management of all diseases and that’s particularly true of lung cancer. It’s creation of new knowledge, it’s discovery. It’s how we learn how to improve management of symptoms, to improve survival.
~Dr. David Johnson
LCFA Founders’ Commitment to Lung Cancer Research
Although their life experiences vary greatly, the three of them came to the same realization—the poor survival rate for lung cancer is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research. Their stories, not unique to people affected by lung cancer, brought them together to create LCFA.
LCFA’s Founders Lori, David and Kim immersed themselves in the lung cancer research community because they could see that the advances in research is the key to improving the survival rate for lung cancer patients.
About Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s Fundraising: Where the Donations Go
LCFA has raised more than $8,000,000 for lung cancer awareness and research programs. Guided by their Scientific Advisory Board, every year there are more education programs and research grants in our pipeline.
LCFA has been instrumental in developing a continuing public dialogue. Through annual media campaigns, LCFA has been dedicated to education and research – the route to the early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and, hopefully, the cure.