Who We Are
The National Lung Cancer Partnership is the only lung cancer advocacy organization founded by physicians and researchers working together with survivors and advocates to increase lung cancer awareness and research funding. Our mission is to decrease deaths due to lung cancer and help patients live longer and better through research, awareness and advocacy.
We are dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival in the US by 2022. Read more about our goals.
The National Lung Cancer Partnership started the Free to Breathe program in 2006 as a 5K run/walk event series that has now expanded to include marathon teams, yogathons, and other athletic activities. Each Free to Breathe event brings together people from the community – those who have been touched by lung cancer, and those who want to participate in a sporting event for a good cause – in an effort to raise awareness of lung cancer and increase funding for National Lung Cancer Partnership’s research, education, and awareness programs. To learn more about the history of this program, click here.