- The National Lung Cancer Partnership organizes a Free to Breathe Pittsburgh event each year and has events throughout the year.
- The Lung Cancer Alliance working locally with Elizabeth Moser to organize lung cancer vigils to remember our love ones.
- TheScott A. Garet Memorial Foundation organizes the Flying Monkey 5K each year to honor Scott Garet, who died from lung cancer at age 27 and to raise money and awareness about this disease.
Nationally, organizations such as the American Lung Association, the LUNGevity Foundation and many others work to fund lung cancer research as well. It is critical, that we all work together to raise awareness about the impact of lung cancer in our community. We must work together to increase funding not only for clinical trials and laboratory research but also for prevention and early detection efforts which can make a dramatic difference. Finally, we must let lung cancer patients and their families know that they are not alone.