It's hard to believe we're already well into 2015! With the new year, we renew our commitment to changing outcomes for people living with lung cancer by accelerating research, and empowering patients and families through education and support.

We're excited to share these stories and updates with you. Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support.

Lifesaving lung cancer research poised for action

The winter may be cold in much of the country, but the science is hot! We’re excited to report that applications are coming in for our 2015 Scientific Award Program, and we’re seeing a lot of activity in early detection and immunotherapy, as well as other promising projects focused on treating people with lung cancer. For more information about the research we are already funding, please visit LUNGevity.org/research-we-fund.

 

Survivorship HOPE Summits now even more accessible

 
   

We’re adding cities across the country to our list of popular HOPE Summits. HOPE Summits are conferences for people living with a lung cancer diagnosis—patients/survivors, as well as caregivers—that feature inspirational speakers, medical experts, lung cancer survivor-specific sessions, and opportunities to connect with other survivors.

In addition to our national Summit in Washington, DC, we will be hosting regional summits in Tampa, Dallas, Nashville, and Columbus.

We’re also excited to announce the first interactive HOPE Summit in collaboration with Patient Power. On Saturday, March 7, you can attend HOPE Summit Live, a free forum at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, which will also be streamed online.

Click here to register for an event near you. We will be adding new HOPE Summits throughout the year, so be sure to check the website.

 

New website makes understanding lung cancer faster and easier

 
   

LUNGevity has created an innovative resource to help patients and caregivers as they navigate a lung cancer diagnosis.

This unique website provides access to a wide array of vital, medically vetted information and support resources. These include a robust Lung Cancer 101 section, expert blogs, a strong online lung cancer support community, and lists of LUNGevity events and survivorship summits held nationwide.

 

Donor Spotlight

Major League Baseball hits a grand slam for lung cancer research

MLB teams joined together, raising over $176,000 in a charity auction for LUNGevity. The record-breaking auction included once-in-a-lifetime experiences and rare memorabilia, with proceeds benefitting lung cancer research.

The auction was held in honor of Monica Barlow, the PR Director of the Baltimore Orioles, who passed away in February 2014 after a courageous four-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer.

You can make an impact in honor of your loved one by supporting LUNGevity.

 

Working and coping with cancer?

LUNGevity is excited to partner with Cancer and Careers on the 5th Annual National Conference on Work & Cancer on Friday, June 12, 2015, in New York City.

The conference explores the obstacles working people face—including job search, health insurance, legal issues, working through treatment, job re-entry, and more—as they try to balance their cancer treatment and recovery with employment.

Speakers will include oncologists, cancer rights attorneys, medical social workers, and career coaches, among other experts. Click here to register for the conference.

 

Find a LUNGevity event near you!

 
   

Join thousands of others affected by lung cancer to change outcomes for people living with the disease now and in the future—attend or volunteer at an event near you!

Coast to coast, there are local events aimed at raising funds for lifesaving lung cancer research and creating awareness about the disease. This spring’s events have something for everyone, from LUNGevity’s Breathe Deep run/walks to yogathons, Ping-Pong tournaments, and wine tastings.

Click here for a complete listing of upcoming events! If you’re an endurance athlete, check out our Team LUNGevity page!