What is Shine a Light?

Shine a Light is a community driven campaign that was started by a family in 2011 to raise vital funds for research into lung cancer. Since then, Shine a Light has grown into a nationwide event, with people all over Australia getting involved. Events can be held throughout the year but many members of the community choose to hold theirs in November during Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

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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 13,250 Australians living with lung cancer. Together, we can help shine a light on lung cancer and fund groundbreaking research.

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Who are we?

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.   

That’s where you can help. 

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