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    About Uniting Against Lung Cancer

    Uniting Against Lung Cancer

    Uniting Against Lung Cancer is dedicated to funding innovative research and raising awareness to find a cure for lung cancer

    Funding Research

    UALC is funding lung cancer research with the potential to make a significant impact on treatment and a cure. Since 2003, we have awarded over $11.5 million to academic investigators, leading to over $55 million in follow-on funding, new researchers entering the field, and scientific progress that is already impacting lung cancer patients. Guided by our Medical Committee, UALC is funding research that makes a difference.

    Raising Awareness

    Lung cancer remains severely underfunded and misunderstood by the public. Anyone can get lung cancer, including never-smokers and those who have quit smoking. With our partners across the country, UALC holds events that raise awareness and put a face to lung cancer. From races and dinners to our signature event Kites for a Cure®, we empower our partners to make a difference.

    UALC was originally named Joan's Legacy in memory of Joan Scarangello, who died at age 47 in 2001 after a valiant 9-month fight with lung cancer. Joan's Legacy changed its name to Uniting Against Lung Cancer in order to work with other partners, such as the Hank Thompson Trek and Treat, and allow each group joining in these efforts to raise funds and awareness in their loved one's name.

    At Uniting Against Lung Cancer, we’re speaking at the top of our lungs on behalf of all those affected by lung cancer.

    link: www.unitingagainstlungcancer.org

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