Twelve years after her diagnosis, Lori Monroe lost her battle with lung cancer. Her spirit, passion, commitment, and values continue to drive our organization in all we do.
Lori developed an insider’s knowledge of the key institutions, projects, and personnel in the world of lung cancer research. She leveraged this knowledge, combined with her considerable Southern charm, to address the lack of funding for lung cancer research. She also spoke about the stigma endlessly encountered by lung cancer patients.
Lori founded Lung Cancer Foundation of America with Kim Norris, a lung cancer widow, and David Sturges, another survivor, in 2007. 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.