A lung cancer diagnosis is the start of a long and difficult journey, but because of caring people like you, patients and families are not alone. Thank you so very much for your generous donation to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF).
Your donation helps us to empower, educate and support those living with lung cancer, ensuring that our programs and services are accessible and available free of cost to all. Your support also helps fund cutting-edge clinical research that will lead to new treatment options. And through our national events, you are joining with us to raise awareness about this disease that takes more lives annually than the other top five cancer killers combined.
Every month when we BRING HOPE HOME through our Lung Cancer Living Room Support Group sessions, we see your donation in action. In this open forum top physicians and researchers share up-to-date information and answer questions on diverse topics (early detection, treatment options, personalized medicine, genetic testing, clinical trials). From our living room in San Carlos, CA to homes worldwide via Ustream, these interactive sessions let patients and families tap into sharing and caring at a critical time in their lung cancer journey.
Our 145-page Patient Handbook — Navigating Lung Cancer: 360 of Hope — is another way your support makes a difference. This first-ever comprehensive guide specifically devoted to addressing the needs of lung cancer patients is a living document (in print, on-line, as an app) with on-going updates to include the latest advancements in care.
Whether newly diagnosed, experiencing a recurrence, or stable, patients and their families still need support. As THE patient-focused voice relentlessly working to increase the survival of people worldwide, ALCF is on a journey to make lung cancer a chronically managed disease within 10 years, and ultimately, a curable disease. We are honored, grateful, and inspired to have you on the journey with us. Together we can and must achieve this goal. Many thanks!
Bonnie J. Addario
Founder & Chair
President & CEO
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) charity tax ID#: 20-4417327. This letter acts as your receipt. Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For donations of $250 or more you must include this receipt when filing with the IRS. Please consult your tax professional for more information. 90% of every dollar donated directly supports programs and services of the ALCF.