The LUNGevity LifeLine Support Program matches a lung cancer patient or caregiver with a LifeLine Support Partner.
Volunteering for LifeLine is important. It’s a way to give back. It’s finding purpose in what we’ve been through.
- Matt Ellefson, stage IV ALK
LifeLine Support Partners are lung cancer survivors or co-survivors (family members and caregivers) who have walked the lung cancer path. They volunteer to mentor and offer encouragement, advice, experience, and hope to those newly diagnosed and anyone needing additional support through a one-on-one personal connection by email or telephone.
LifeLine Partners can be a vital part of a newly diagnosed patient's support system and can help navigate through the logistics and emotions of a lung cancer diagnosis. LifeLine matches are made by gender, age group, and similar diagnosis whenever possible.
If you have been affected by lung cancer and would like to be matched with a LUNGevity LifeLine Support Partner, or if you are a survivor or co-survivor who would like to serve as a LifeLine partner, please fill out the LifeLine interest form. All information provided is kept confidential and is never shared with anyone except your support partner.
This program is a free service of LUNGevity Foundation.
Meet two of our mentor/survivor pairs: Su and Cyndi; and Matt and Dan. They will tell you in their own words how valuable the LifeLine program can be for both the survivor and the support partner.