The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) has years of first-hand experience dealing with the physical and emotional challenges affecting patients and families who receive a diagnosis of Lung Cancer. Our education resources provide comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate information providing answers to your questions when you need them.

The more knowledge you have, the better equipped
you and your family will be to deal with the disease.

ALCF’s website provides 24/7 access to our comprehensive Patient Handbook, videos, our blog and valuable news about cutting-edge developments in Lung Cancer treatment. ALCF was founded to help, empower and support you through education and advocacy! If you have any questions, call Danielle Hicks, Director of Patient Services & Programs ( // 650-670-4065).

PATIENT handbook

Our Patient Handbook, “Navigating Lung Cancer, 360 Degrees of Hope,” is the first-ever comprehensive, up-to-date patient resource for Lung Cancer. First released in early 2013, your Handbook is a living document, both in print and on-line, that will have on-going updates to include the latest advancements in Lung Cancer care.

Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Speaker Series & Campus Conversations

The program’s purpose is to:

  • Educate and raise awareness with the AYA population about the true facts of lung cancer — anyone can get the disease – so that their generation can work to change the negative stereotype and stigma long associated with lung cancer
  • Support those in this group diagnosed with lung cancer via info and having access to trials and other AYA’s living with the disease
  • Reach AYA populations who have been indirectly affected by lung cancer (i.e. family or friend has been diagnosed and/or has died)
  • Ensure that young people know about all ALCF free services/programs so that they are able to act as an ombudsman for others to help anyone they know diagnosed with lung cancer, either currently or in the future, navigate to ALCF and access our resources
  • Inform young people about Jill’s Legacy, a special ALCF group/advisory board of young people dedicated to mobilizing and educating their peers that anyone, at any age, can get lung cancer

We seek to empower young people affected by lung cancer to have a voice in the conversation about the disease, with each other, peer-to-peer, and with key opinion leaders. To accomplish this, we will:

  • Establish a 3-Part Speakers Series that ultimately will reach 5,000+ individuals annually through real-time attendance at the live programs broadcasted from ALCF headquarters in San Carlos, CA, on-line viewership/live chat, and through post-program views in our Video Archive Library
  • Create an AYA think tank to discuss social media tactics/create actionable programs for friends
  • Establish a Speakers Bureau as a platform to give AYAs a voice and as a resource available to advocacy organizations, industry and medicine to complement their conferences/symposiums
  • Deliver information to the AYA population on-site where they live and receive their education, through Events/Conversations held at high school/college campuses throughout the US

AYA presenters in this interactive AYA Speaker and Event Series will also be invited to attend and present on behalf of ALCF at AYA conferences and industry and disease conferences, thus ensuring that young people are empowered to speak and advocate.


The ALCF Video Library features videos of past Lung Cancer Living Room sessions, news about the organization, footage of 5K runs and our annual gala event, patient stories, and much more.

Choose from the channels below: