LUNGevity Foundation

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine


228 S WABASH AVE STE 700CHICAGO, IL 60604 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.


We focus on research because the link between research spending and improved survival is clear. Survival rates have dramatically improved for colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers over the last several decades in step with the exponential growth in their research spending. Our goal is to accelerate progress for lung cancer in the same way, in order to dramatically improve on the current 17% five-year survival rate.

To date, LUNGevity has funded 115 research projects at 58 institutions in 23 states. LUNGevity research investments focus on early detection, because survival rates rise when lung cancer is detected while still localized. We also focus on more effective treatment approaches-getting the right treatment to the right patient at the right time to help people with lung cancer live longer and better.

LUNGevity also provides a community of empowerment, support, and hope for everyone affected by lung cancer through our extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support, and in-person survivorship programs, as well as more than 80 grassroots awareness and fundraising events held from coast to coast each year.


Would you recommend LUNGevity Foundation?
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by Dave R. from New York, NY (October 23, 2022)
I volunteered as a photographer for the NYC Marathon in 2021. Unfortunately there were no press passes so it was difficult to catch team runners. It was a fantastic experience non-the-less. I encourage LUNGevity to in the future gain press access for photographers, this will bring our efforts as photographers to exhilarating levels (lets make noise baby!).
by Adinda N. (June 13, 2019)
Because I had so much fun as a volunteer. I get to meet new people, The event was well planned.
by Agnes M. (December 10, 2018)
What a great organization helping such a great cause. The facility is beautiful and the families we met are so special and appreciative of the whole event. Everything was really fun and I’m grateful for the experience b
by eileen s. (November 5, 2018)
Everything was very organized for the event, set up with simple and the people I worked with were lovely.
by Christian W. (June 5, 2017)
The Organizer was awesome, energetic and enthusiastic! I was only able to volunteer for an hour but I will definitely volunteer again.
by Vonte'Lay H. from Atlanta, GA (December 5, 2016)
Very well organized and enjoyed doing face painting it was the popular table.
by Maricruz C. (January 21, 2015)
I am a very persistent and determined person to help raise awareness of this program. Helping and volunteering is an experience I am always willing to take if there is an opportunity given. Getting involved is a always a priority for me in trying to help our society in anyway possible. I would really appreciate if given the opportunity to help this organization.
by Jinecia W. (December 9, 2014)
My experience as a volunteer was pretty good overall. The conditions weren't favorable as it was cold and raining, but this event was previously described as "rain or shine." In my opinion, the turnout was very large for the weather conditions. It was truly inspiring to know that so many people are dedicated to this cause. I only had slight problems with this event. Most were due to what I believe was miscommunication. So, I suggest that if you participate in this event, ask as many questions as you need to clarify and understand what each of the volunteer positions entail. If you end up running the sign-in center, ask what the different colors or marks mean before the center opens.

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