About Live Lung

This LiveLung website is a virtual neighborhood created by and for the lung cancer community. LiveLung is a community environment featuring organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people battling lung cancer. LiveLung respects each organization’s unique mission, programs, initiatives and brand identity. LiveLung is a place where all those serving the lung cancer community can retain their individuality and hold fast to their principles while uniting in the battle against our common enemy: lung cancer.

The LiveLung community serves the following purposes:

  • Encourage people fighting lung cancer;
  • Help newly diagnosed patients navigate available resources;
  • Provide a forum for sharing stories and information;
  • Strengthen organizations supporting the lung cancer community;
  • Recruit volunteers and match their interests with a lung cancer nonprofit;
  • Enlighten the public about lung cancer facts;
  • Increase compassion for those touched by lung cancer.

Our goals are to help unite nonprofits with those new to the lung cancer community. We want to encourage advocates and volunteers to connect with an organization best matching their interests, as well as serving the needs of people fighting lung cancer.

Those in the war against lung cancer face battles on many fronts. One of our challenges is that lung cancer survivors are uncommon. But when someone profoundly touched by lung cancer becomes an advocate, they are fiercely dedicated to this cause! Lung cancer advocates are incredibly passionate and spirited. Most who enter this world know nothing about the travesties—stigma, lack of funding, low survival rate—until they experience it firsthand.

Lung cancer advocates are liberals, conservatives, fishermen, knitters, attorneys, construction workers, painters, writers, artists, performers, doctors, wealthy, poor, old, young, African-American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, married, single, divorced, engaged, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, Christians, Jews, atheists, Islamic, Hindus. Lung cancer kills people from every walk of life, race, political belief, religion and social status.

Our common enemy is lung cancer. But there is strength in numbers, especially when we have a united voice. Join us in this battle against lung cancer!

Live Long & Prosper!

LiveLung Team

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Our Background: Compassion

LiveLung is a Dusty Joy Foundation initiative. The Dusty Joy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by lung cancer survivor and advocate Dusty Donaldson in March, 2010. The organization serves the lung cancer community and the public. The all-volunteer organization comprises a board of directors, board of advisors and executive director. Our mission is advancing lung cancer awareness, early detection and compassion for those impacted by lung cancer. The Dusty Joy Foundation helps educate the public concerning the facts that anyone can get lung cancer and everyone deserves compassion—everyone. We believe that the lack of compassion has led to the lack of research funding for lung cancer, and thus, the high death rate. While our organization does not conduct research, through education, raised awareness and compassion, we believe our programs help pave the way for increased lung cancer research funding. For more information about the Dusty Joy Foundation, visit www.DustyJoy.org.

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