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Did you know lung cancer is Australia’s biggest cancer killer? Research offers hope and your support helps keep hope alive for the 12,700 Australians living with lung cancer. Together, we can help shine a light on lung cancer and fund groundbreaking research.

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The Shine a Light campaign has been supporting people affected by lung cancer since 2011. This campaign provides hope through research and raises awareness of this often-neglected community. Help us fund lung cancer research by becoming a fundraiser or donating today.

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Who are we?

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Campaign  

Every year, the Shine a Light campaign raises funds to brighten the future for Australians living with lung cancer. With your support, Lung Foundation Australia provides seed funding for the best and brightest researchers to undertake projects that support discoveries towards the prevention, management and cure of lung cancer. Scientific breakthroughs can take years to accomplish but every dollar makes a difference to the lives of people impacted by lung cancer. 

Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia’s mission is to ensure lung health is a priority for all – from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, to supporting people with lung disease. For 30 years we have been championing equitable access to treatment, care and support for Australians living with lung disease and lung cancer and have been collaborating with health professionals to develop high-quality education and resources.  

Like many other lung conditions, lung cancer is a forgotten disease.  Limited public awareness and negative stereotypes contribute to delays in diagnosis, lack of support systems and inequitable access to best practice care. Low investment into research has created a barrier for advancements in diagnosis and treatment 

However, there is hope through research. In fact, over the past 20 years we have seen lung cancer mortality rates decrease more than any other cancer.