Every hour, we watch a patient die from lung cancer. This disease takes more lives than any other cancer, yet it receives the least funding.
Stigma is a stumbling block to research, treatment, and support. There are too few clinical nurse specialists to give the care patients desperately need. Less than half of all lung cancer patients have access to a multidisciplinary team for treatment, despite evidence it improves outcomes.
When we’re free from stigma, we will have more funding, access to treatment and compassion. Let’s help improve lives.
Lung Foundation Australia needs your support to change the landscape of lung cancer by funding for research and better treatment options, and campaigning against the stigma that acts as a barrier to action.
Give through work
Workplace giving is a simple, cost effective way to make donations regularly through your payroll. Donations are deducted from your pre-tax pay giving you an immediate tax deduction without the fuss of a claim at the end of financial year. Donations cost you less, your taxable income is reduced and we receive the full benefit of the donation. You can give as much or as little as you like – every dollar makes a difference. If your organisation doesn’t have a workplace giving program, you can ask for one to be established with Lung Foundation Australia nominated as a charity partner. Alternatively, you can set up a regular giving donation, here.
1 AIHW, 2016, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/australias-health/australias-health-2016/contents/ill-health 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics – Australia’s leading causes of death, 2016: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/3303.0~2016~Main%20Features~Australia’s%20leading%20causes%20of%20death,%202016~3