Two of the nation’s leading lung cancer organizations—the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA)—announced in April their merger to form the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. The new organization, which has offices in Washington, DC, and the San Francisco Bay Area, will capitalize on more than 3 decades of combined expertise, shared philosophy, and complementary programming to maximize resources, expand patient-centered research, and amplify awareness of the challenges and needs facing the lung cancer community.
The GO2 Foundation’s priorities include:
“We are thrilled to blend our talent, resources, commitment, and compassion to create this powerhouse foundation,” said Bonnie J. Addario, lung cancer survivor, Co-Founder, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GO2 Foundation, and most recently Founder and Chair of ALCF. “The GO2 Foundation will transform what it means to live with lung cancer and increase the patient survival rate…. Together we will continue to break barriers and save lives.”
(L-R) Bonnie J. Addario, lung cancer survivor, Co-Founder, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GO2 Foundation, and Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of the GO2 Foundation. Credit: GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer.
“We are on the cusp of early detection and treatment breakthroughs that will forever alter the future of the disease,” said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of the GO2 Foundation, and most recently President and CEO of LCA. “We are seizing this moment to harness this energy and build greater capacity to reach more people with life-saving benefits, personalized care, and comprehensive services that fulfill our credo to ‘Empower Everyone, Ignore No One.’”
The GO2 Foundation is supporting a Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO/GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer 2019 Young Investigator Award.
For more information about the GO2 Foundation, please visit go2foundation.org. ■
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