We Believe

We Believe.

     What we do matters. Sometimes what we believe matters more.
     This is what we believe. This is who we are. This is what we do.

  • We believe lung cancer research has been severely underfunded.
  • We believe lung cancer patients have been ostracized and blamed for their disease.
  • We believe it is a travesty that lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer, is the least funded of all major cancers.
  • We believe it is through ignorance that people make insensitive accusations by asking “Did you smoke?”
  • We believe lung cancer awareness will lead to compassion.
  • We believe that education will help eliminate the stigma and enlighten the public about this disease that has been ignored and misunderstood for decades.
  • We believe it wise to never start smoking and that it is wise to quit smoking at any time, or as many times as necessary.
  • We believe anti-smoking campaigns should not be anti-smoker campaigns.
  • We believe that attempts to shame, bully and terrorize people who smoke by showing grotesque photos of dying lung cancer patients is cruel and downright evil.
  • We believe that people with a history of smoking do not deserve a death sentence.
  • We believe every person deserves dignity, respect and equitable medical treatment, regardless of their smoking history.
  • We believe that a comprehensive war on cancer does not prematurely stop at fighting tobacco but includes lung cancer research proportionate to its mortality rate and support for the hundreds of thousands diagnosed with lung cancer every year.
  • We believe in advocating for those with lung cancer instead of condemning people who smoke.
  • We believe in embracing lung cancer screening and early detection.
  • We believe there needs to be a national campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer screening for the hundreds of thousands of people at risk.
  • We believe in promoting awareness about radon-induced lung cancer which kills more Americans each year than AIDS, drunk drivers or home fires.
  • We believe in compassion, forgiveness and grace as opposed to accusations, judgment and condemnation for people with a history of smoking.
  • We believe love and care for others should not be withheld because of their smoking history.
  • We believe God has compassion for those diagnosed with lung cancer and the people who love them.
  • We believe that scientists must also diligently pursue early detection protocols for the tens of thousands of people who never smoked yet die from lung cancer.
  • We believe in collaborating with other nonprofit organizations to advocate for this cause.
  • We believe there is a movement—on the verge of becoming a groundswell—to shine light on the dark world of lung cancer, to dispel the stigma, to speak out for those unable to speak for themselves, to fund lung cancer research and to encourage those battling the disease.
  • We believe every person with a loved one battling (or lost to) lung cancer has a shared responsibility to speak out, take a stand, make a donation, volunteer…to join this movement in some way…any way…to make a difference in the fight against lung cancer. We believe those who have breath must speak up for those who are fighting for it.
  • We believe this is our calling. We believe we can make a difference.
  • We believe you can, too.

Do you really want to help? If so, we really need you.