Breath of Hope Ohio Gala
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024 | Time: 6:00 p.m.
Lung Cancer Survivors' Reception: 5:15-6:00 p.m.
Location: The Ohio Union, Archie M. Griffin East Ballroom, 2nd Floor | Address: 1739 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210
If you are a lung cancer patient who is interested in attending the gala, please contact Christy Eastep at Christine.Eastep@osumc.edu for information about availability of sponsored tickets.
David Carbone, MD, PhD
Director of The James Thoracic Oncology Center, Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Cancer Research, Co-Director of the Translational Therapeutics Program, Past President of The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).
Co-founder, Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA)
Lung Cancer Patients: Vicki Brown, David Charlowe and Doug Leffel
About Breath of Hope Ohio
The “Breath of Hope Ohio” Gala was started by Sandy and Mark Lomeo after Mark was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2014. They were surprised to discover the lack of funding for lung cancer as compared to many other types of cancer. They decided to raise money by having a dinner gala. They formed a steering committee (created by Annie Cacciato) to advance their cause. Fundraising efforts from the event support “Blue Beautiful Skies” Fund to directly benefit the Thoracic Oncology Department at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) for awareness, research, new treatments and hopefully a cure.
Presently, lung cancer has a dismal survival rate. It kills more people per year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined. In fact, lung cancer kills twice as many women as breast cancer. Given the poor survival rates of lung cancer, your help is needed. Please, support “Breath of Hope” and its mission by either attending the upcoming event or by making a donation that is meaningful to you.
Everyone Deserves a Breath of Hope.
Our mission is to bring hope to the men and women diagnosed with lung cancer every day and raise funds to support the innovative research necessary for a cure. Check out our website to learn more.
Join us in funding innovative research and programs that will save lives. Your donation will directly fund ground-breaking basic and translational lung cancer research (including clinical trials), research training, early detection and lung cancer prevention led by internationally renowned lung cancer expert and cancer survivor, Dr. David Carbone at The James Thoracic Oncology Center. Please consider making a donation of any amount that is meaningful to you. Each gift will help change lives and bring The James closer to conquering lung cancer.
Email Ashely Clark at Ashley.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about additional payment options, and for general questions about the event, please contact Katie Hughes at Katherine.email@example.com or call (614) 685-4479.