A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation
To fight lung cancer by funding innovative research and promoting community involvement through education and patient support
Review Completed: 12/31/2012
P.O. Box 387
Wayzata, MN 55391
||Nancy Torrison, Executive Director
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Most Recent 990
In 2012, ABOHLF donated $50,000 to support two innovative lung cancer research projects through our partnership with the LUNGgevity foundation. Additionally, $20,000 was donated to our partners at the Angel Foundation to help local lung cancer survivors and their families meet basic needs during the difficult time of a cancer diagnosis. A total of more than $300,000 has been directed toward lung cancer research in previous years.
ABOHLF has three primary goals for 2013. The first is the creation of an annual giving plan that is supported by a comprehensive marketing strategy, a more effective website, and an annual fundraising calendar. The second is to create a business growth plan that will add to the organizational capacity of ABOHLF through the addition of staff, office space, and new events as the fundraising targets are met. The third is to continue to improve upon and enhance the success of the annual Lung Run/Walk through increased sponsorship opportunities, media coverage, and overall race participation.
Community or Constituency Served
Lung cancer patients, their families, friends, and loved ones
Geographic Area Served
Impact and Programs
3 Year Average Expenses
Unrestricted Net Assets
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|Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990
|Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011
|From the Charity
||The process to meet the Charities Review Council standards has been an excellent learning experience for A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. We feel that it has provided us with a very practical structure to insure that we continue to meet the highest levels of accountability. It is an honor for a young organization such as ours to have fully met all CRC requirements.
In the fall of 2012, the board voted unanimously to hire Nancy Torrison, seasoned business woman and nonprofit professional, to direct the foundation as full time executive director. Prior to this date, we were mostly a volunteer-run foundation.
Our mission is to fight lung cancer by funding innovative research, promoting community involvement and increasing awareness through education.
Please help us. Any donation is appreciated. We promise to be frugal in the use of funds entrusted to us and will focus on funding research that aligns with our vision to find a cure for lung cancer, as well as raising awareness about this deadly and misunderstood disease. Feel free to ask us questions and visit our website: www.abreathofhope.org.