LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support. They are dedicated to funding scientific research because the link between research spending and improved survival is clear. Their strategic investment in both early detection and therapeutics will help people live better with lung cancer and dramatically improve on the current 18% five-year survival rate. LUNGevity initiatives position them as thought leaders in the lung cancer advocacy community, providing programs and driving change for those with lung cancer today and in the future. While they fund primary research, they also conduct patient-focused research to better understand their unmet needs and convene multi-stakeholder meetings to streamline the research process and accelerate progress to patients. LUNGevity seeks to empower patients to be active decision makers in their treatment process through their extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support, and in-person survivorship programs. They provide a community of empowerment, support, and hope as well as more than 80 grassroots awareness and fundraising events held from coast to coast each year.