WELCOME TO

LINKS FOR

LUNGS

FOUNDATION PA

Links for Lungs PA was established as a way to bring together survivors, patients, caregivers and community through our L4LPA events to raise awareness and funds supporting Medical Researchers and Patient Advocate Groups focused on finding a cure for ALK Positive cancer.

THERE IS HOPE.

Many know about lung cancer – but few know about ALK Positive Lung Cancer. Discovered in 2007, ALK Positive Lung Cancer is caused by a mutation of the ALK gene. It is not thought to be a disease that is inherited, or can be passed on to others in any way. Also known as the “never smokers” lung cancer, ALK Positive cancer is not caused by your typically associated risk factors. It is thought to occur in about ~10,000 people in the US and 100,000 people worldwide, every year.

All of that is changing.

With the promise of new targeted therapies and innovations in Biotech, a revolution is taking place now on how we treat lung cancer, extending life and moving us closer to managing this disease as a chronic condition and hopefully soon – a cure.

WE CAN DO MORE.

  • Only 6% of federal government dollars spent on cancer research are spent on lung cancer research and even less on ALK positive specific lung cancer 

  • Lung cancer is increasing in young adults, never-smoking women, with ALK positive lung cancer being most common in people under 50

  • <5% of people with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), the most common form of lung cancer, have a change in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene

Together, we can move ALK Positive lung cancer from an incurable disease to a treatable chronic illness and hopefully in the not-so-distant future, a curable disease.

YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS.

Learn more about one of our first Researchers supported by Links for Lungs PA.

Your donation directly supports translational research, early phase clinical trials and ALK+ Patient Support Groups.

UPCOMING EVENTS

You can Assist l4lPA Or any of our other chapters by sponsoring or attending an L4l Event.

2022 Event Information Coming Soon!

Links for Lungs PA Annual Golf Outing

September 30th 2022 @ HERITAGE HILLS RESORT
Registration is Open

Links for Lungs PA Winter Formal Event

Information coming soon!