We are thrilled to announce a $100,000 matching gift. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar by one of our generous families, who wish to remain anonymous.
The Facts: Nearly 229,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States each year. Lung cancer claims more lives than breast and colon cancers combined. Nearly twice as many women die of lung cancer as breast cancer, yet lung cancer research receives up to ten times less research funding. 74% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed in stage 3 or 4. We lose 130,000 Americans to this deadly disease each year; more than half are nonsmokers at diagnosis. Although progress has been made, the five-year survival rate is only 24%. Some ethnic groups see even higher rates of lung cancer mortality. Culturally competent programs for communities of color are urgently needed. It is critical that we act now to get ahead of this disease and give future lung cancer patients a chance to win!
Your gift will support the following programs:
Minnesota Screening Grants that help local clinics and hospitals overcome their unique patient barriers for earlier diagnoses.
Transportation and companionship visits for seniors and other Minnesotans who are isolated or do not have rides to treatment.
Community outreach in low-income communities where lung cancer deaths are highest.
Thank you for considering a gift today. Every gift matters and every gift will be doubled by our match. You are the answer to the world's deadliest cancer!