We are committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support.
Over the past year, more than 12,000 personal telephone calls and email requests for help were managed by our professional and caring staff, providing free support, information, referrals and customized support packets for newly diagnosed families to improve outcomes. We also expanded a network of 1,500 medical facility contacts nationwide who share our educational support materials to newly diagnosed patients and their caregivers so that they know they are not alone and we are here to help.
We launched efforts to educate the millions at high risk about their life-saving options, encouraging conversations with their doctors about early detection using low dose CT scans. To date, more than 100 medical facilities have joined our coalition to make sure that screening is done right and well in a continuum of care at centers of excellence across the U.S.
We have trained thousands of advocates to educate elected and public health officials about the disease, securing almost $70 million to date in public health dollars for research. Because we do not accept public funding, and these dollars fund research directly, we are able to leverage your support at least 10-fold.
We also launched the first nationwide awareness campaign addressing the stigma of lung cancer head-on. With more than 300 million impressions to date, the campaign continues to grow over social media channels. Learm more at: www.NoOneDeservesToDie.org.
These combined efforts will help meet our vision of reducing lives lost to lung cancer by half by 2020. With your help and support, we will achieve this realistic and attainable goal.