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FREE ME FROM LUNG CANCER

Cause Area

  • Board Development
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine

Location

176 LEAVITT RDAUGUSTA, ME 04330 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To reduce the suffering caused by a diangosis of lung cancer by raising much needed money for research, early lung cancer screening and to help single family low income homeowners get access to radon air abatment systems.

Description

Free ME from Lung Cancer was foundined in 2012. Since than we have two major events each year ~ a live auction/dinner in October and a Save Your Brath 5k in November. We have funded two $100,000 research grants partnering with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer who matched our funds bringin our total research to $400,000. We have also funded 23 low dose ct scans to high risk uninsured patients and helped one homeowner get access to a radon air abatement system. We are currently working with the Maine Community Action Program to help identify more homeowners that could beneift form our radon air abatment systems. We are a small nonprofit looking to grow to help those in need of our services and reseachers find a cure for this disease. Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer and is woefully underfunded.

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