About Our Organization
As an organization, Lung Cancer Connection commits to:
*PROVIDING support, information, and hope to the newly diagnosed and their families.
*EDUCATING the general public, medical treatment providers, and support networks about lung cancer's devastating toll on thousands of people each year.
*INCREASING funding for research, such that donation levels are comparable to those of other common cancers.
*ELIMINATING the stigma associated with lung cancer so that all impacted by the disease are consistently treated with dignity and respect.
*SUPPORTING and creating awareness for legislation that advocates for lung cancer funding and treatment initiatives.
Since its inception in 2009, Lung Cancer Connection has committed to organizing and funding several community outreach programs aimed at those affected by lung cancer in the St. Louis area.
LCC provides much needed information to newly-diagnosed patients and families about the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. The resource information bags are free of charge, and they are available at almost all St. Louis area hospitals and cancer centers. If for some reason your hospital does not have a bag available for you, please contact Lung Cancer Connection at 314-858-9050.
In 2017 LCC donated $40,000 in grants:
$35,000 was donated to Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan for continued lung cancer research.
$5,000 was donated to The Cancer Support Community of St. Louis to underwrite a monthly lung cancer support group in Des Peres, MO.
In 2016 LCC donated $60,000 in grants:
$25,000 was provided to support early at area hospitals including SSM, St. Lukes, and Missouri Baptist. These grants funded early detection CT scans, a process that continues to save lives.
$25,000 was donated to Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan for continued lung cancer research.
$10,000 was donated to the Cancer Support Community of Greater St. Louis to underwrite two monthly Lung Cancer support group. One located at the Des Peres location and a new, second group at Christian NE Hospital.
Previous grants included:
In 2013, LCC awarded $25,000 to Dr. Ramaswamy Govindan of Washington University to study small cell lung cancer. His results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In 2012, LCC awarded a $5,000 grant to the SSM St. Joseph Foundation to fund 50 free lung cancer screenings for high risk individuals at the SSM St. Joseph hospitals in St. Charles County, who are either uninsured or cannot afford to pay for the screening themselves.
In 2010, LCC awarded its very first grant to the St. Louis University Cancer Center. The $3,000 donation was used to help complete a study that compared the effectiveness of surgery versus radiotherapeutic treatment in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer.