This year alone, more than 13,800 Australian families will be touched by lung cancer. Despite being Australia’s biggest cancer killer, funding for life-changing research is devastatingly low. But where there is light, there is hope. For more than a decade, Lung Foundation Australia’s Shine a Light on Lung Cancer campaign has raised money to support ground-breaking lung cancer research.
There are so many ways you can get involved. Whether you join a community walk, start your own fundraiser, donate or share, you can make a real difference. Every dollar raised can help bring us one step closer to a cure.
Will you join us to help Shine a Light this November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month?
Start a fundraiser
Hosting your own fundraiser means you can get involved at any time, in any way. Your fundraiser could be a bake sale, personal challenge or a gala dinner – if you can imagine it, it can be done. Our team can help you set up your online fundraising page and support you with tips and tools to make your fundraiser a success! Register your interest and our team will be in touch with the next steps.
Join a community walk
On the first weekend of November, we invite every Australian touched by lung cancer to join us for a Shine a Light Walk held in locations across the country. The community walks aim to raise awareness, break stigma, and provide a place of support to celebrate and honour those we love. A vigil will be held at each location, where you can share, listen and take a moment of silence to remember those who have passed. Register your interest in joining us at one of the locations.
Hold your own walk
We’re looking for passionate volunteers to bring the Shine a Light Walks to more communities across Australia. With full support from our team, you can rally your community to help raise awareness and funds to support Australian families who are touched by lung cancer. If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can start a Shine a Light Walk in your community, fill out the form and our team will be in touch.
If you don’t have the time to hold your own event or take part in a walk, you can donate to life-changing research in support, honour or memory of your loved one.
How you’re making an impact
In Australia, more than 13,800 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and almost 85% will be diagnosed at a late stage. It is our country’s most devastating cancer. While this is confronting, together we are making an undeniable impact on the future of lung cancer.
Thanks to research, treatment advancements in the last 20 years has seen lung cancer survival rates increase more than any other cancer. Now more than ever, we need to work together and build on the momentum we’ve created to drive real and lasting change. There is still more work ahead, and we can’t win this race without your ongoing support.
Thanks to the money raised through the generosity of our community, Lung Foundation Australia provides seed funds to some of the best and brightest researchers to gain a deeper understanding of lung cancer. With your support, their work is helping to discover:
- Faster ways to diagnosis lung cancer
- More effective treatments to give families more precious time
- An ultimately, a cure for lung cancer.
We are here to help!
If you’re not sure where to start, our team is here to help. No matter what you choose, we have a range of resources and items to help you out. If you have any questions, need support or would like to brainstorm feel free to give us a call on 1800 654 301 (option 1) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lung Foundation Australia
We are the only charity and leading peak body in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer. Since 1990, we have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care. Learn more about our work.