About Us

Leading the way in the lung cancer community

What started as a grassroots movement of survivors, providers, and advocates in North Carolina in 2006 has grown to become a leading organization that connects lung cancer patients and their loved ones with the medical and research community. Our network of hope and action fuels lung cancer research, furthers education and awareness about lung cancer, and supports access to appropriate care, treatment, and resources for the lung cancer community.

Our Mission

To advance survivorship and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, education and access programs.

Our Vision

To improve life for those affected by lung cancer.

Our Values

Passionate Support of Survivorship
Building Community
Compassion
Empathy
Transparency
Integrity
Professionalism
Responsible Stewardship

Awards and Recognition

Lung Cancer Initiative has earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight progress Lung Cancer Initiative is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors move beyond simplistic ways of nonprofit evaluation such as overhead ratios.

To reach the Platinum level, Lung Cancer Initiative added extensive information to its GuideStar Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress toward its mission. By taking the time to provide this information, Lung Cancer Initiative has demonstrated its commitment to transparency and to giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate nonprofit performance.