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The elimination of lung cancer as a life-threatening illness via a cure or sufficient treatment options to provide a high-quality of life and management of the disease as a chronic condition
The Gail P. Ramos Lung Cancer Foundation is committed to driving down the number of cases and deaths from lung cancer. To this end, we will do the following: Raise funds for research - The majority of our expenditures will be to fund medical research deemed appropriate by a committee of experts in oncology and integrated medicine. We will solicit research funding requests from entities engaged in lung cancer research and evaluate those requests on a strict set of criteria before disbursing funds. Develop educational programs - Prevention is a critical part of our efforts. Educating people about the dangers of smoking and other environmental hazards will be done through the development of educational literature, school presentations, speaker events and other outreach programs. Provide assistance to those affected - For patients, our staff and website will educate them about conventional and alternative treatment options depending on the patient's particular situation. We will set up support groups in local communities to provide support for lung cancer victims. As funds permit, we will provide transportation assistance and subsidies for those undergoing treatment. Since lung cancer can impact entire families in addition to the patient, we will provide college scholarships to the children of those affected by this disease. All of these initiatives will be funded through donations from private individuals and corporate contributions. It is our intention to direct as much of our proceeds as possible back to our programs. Our long-term goal is to keep expenses at or below 10% of our donation proceeds.
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