About the Lung Cancer Research Foundation
The Chicago Lung Run is part of the Free to Breathe Events Program for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF).
LCRF is the pre-eminent nonprofit organization focused on funding innovative, high-reward research with the potential to extend survival and improve quality of life for people with lung cancer. In addition to funding research, the organization focuses on lung cancer awareness and educational programs. To date, LCRF has funded 348 research grants, totaling $31 million, the highest amount of funding provided by a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding lung cancer research.
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) and Free to Breathe (FtB) merged on September 30, 2017 to further their impact on lung cancer research discoveries. Moving forward, the joint organization will be known as the Lung Cancer Research Foundation to best reflect the combined entity’s shared mission: to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.
For more information, please visit lcrf.org.