PO Box 387, Wayzata, MN 55391 www.abreathofhope.org

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Organizations Filed Purposes: A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOH) was founded in 2008 as a Minnesota non-profit corporation. Located in Wayzata, Minnesota, the Foundation exists to fight lung cancer by funding innovative lung cancer research, raising awareness, and supporting patients and families.

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation fights lung cancer by funding innovative U.S. research, raising awareness and supporting patients and families.

Research Program: Per cancer death and its burden on society, lung cancer research is greatly underfunded. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOH) has invested well over $1 million dollars through competitive $150,000 awards that support research projects at U.S. research institutions. ABOH's focus has been supporting young investigators to improve the retention of the top talent in this particular cancer field. Funded research projects are carefully vetted by a team of experts, both nationally and locally. We are proud to support some of the most important translational lung cancer research in the nation. ABOH receives its research support mostly from individual donors and families who are living with lung cancer or have endured the loss of a loved one to lung cancer.

White Ribbon Awareness Program (WRAP): Between 70-80,000 nonsmoking Americans die each year. Approximately 20% of all cancer deaths happen to never-smokers (defined as having smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime). Despite these published statistics, many in the public realm believe that smoking is the only cause of lung cancer which can lead to missed symptoms and late-stage diagnoses. There are many causes of lung cancer, from genetic predisposition to family history, radon, and asbestos exposure to air quality in general. Approximately 70% of lung cancer patients are diagnosed at stage 3 or 4 - when it is difficult to treat. ABOH reaches 1,000,000 or more people each year with life-saving messages focused on earlier detection of lung cancer through billboard campaigns, online marketing, social media, public presentations and awareness program events.

Patient & Family Support Programs: The smoking stigma, societal blame and poor prognosis of lung cancer lead to high levels of anxiety and sorrow for those who are living with lung cancer, whether they smoked or not. An informed, well-educated and supported patient can participate in shared decision-making with his or her doctor, and this has been shown to produce improved health outcomes. ABOH is hosting the first of its kind online, animated patient education program at www.youandlungcancer.com, also available in Spanish at www.ustedycancerdepulmon.com. The beauty of this program is its ability to overcome barriers of education and medical illiteracy to educate lung cancer patients and their family members - no matter their learning style. Another component of ABOH's support programs is its Ambassador program, which provides transportation, companionship visits, and support groups for patients, as well as an annual patient summit with high-level education directed at patients and caregivers living with lung cancer. ABOH is also hosting a local, quarterly grief group for families who have lost a loved one to lung cancer.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Nancy TorrisonExecutive Director50$123,000
Lori ShipmanBoard Member0.5$0
Manish Patel DoBoard Member0.5$0
Abbie Begnaud Muckler MdBoard Member0.5$0
Jeff Kendall Psyd LpBoard Member0.5$0
Sue HuffBoard Member0.5$0
Jonathan Hovda MdBoard Member0.5$0
Bruce Forsyth MdBoard Member0.5$0
Emily ElswickBoard Member0.5$0
Kiara EllisBoard Member0.5$0
Peter BuckaBoard Member0.5$0
Justin BallsrudBoard Member0.5$0
Curt AndersonBoard Member0.5$0
Gary BrausenSecretary0.5$0
Randy HertogTreasurer1$0
Teri KastVice Chair1$0
Julie OpheimChair2.5$0

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