Our first three research grants have been awarded! See the post here.
MAKING TOMORROW A BRIGHTER DAY
ALK Positive members – survivors and caregivers alike – are committed to raising funds for research to increase ALK positive lung cancer patients’ survivability. The funds we raise will be used to fund research grants so researchers may continue to work towards making ALK lung cancer, as a minimum, a chronic illness while staying focused on a cure for lung cancer altogether. ALK Positive patients help each other through patient-driven fundraising for research.
We are partnering with LUNGevity to raise funds for ALK research. Our goal is to fund research proposals that seek to overcome or prevent the mechanisms of resistance that develop with all targeted therapies. By overcoming resistance, or preventing it in the first place, we hope to transform ALK positive lung cancer into a chronic condition for all patients living with this disease. This is the first time ALK patients will actually be able to influence the direction of research that will, one day, save their lives.