We are the living legacy of an incredible woman, Irene, who lost her battle to lung cancer quite unexpectedly on June 2, 2018, after a very painful and grueling 8 months of treatment.
Often reminded that any setback is soon followed by a setup, our mom would always encourage us to find the silver lining in times of uncertainty. And, while slowly accepting our "new normal" without our mom physically by our side, we started to look for the positive rather than the negative, and here we are today making Foundation 228 reality.
Foundation 228 was founded January 2019 in honor of our mom and launched on February 28, 2019 at 2:28 pm, our mom's birthday. This foundation is our way of channeling our mother’s selflessness into a future she will never see but was so integral in developing during her “I will try it” lung cancer treatments. It encapsulates the courage our mother so bravely displayed every day of her battle. It stands for the fight of each person who is still in the battle – patient, caregiver, loved one, doctor, nurse, scientist. It’s the inspiration and strength we tap into when hope seems to be running low or grief is overwhelming for the ones lost to this painful disease. It’s the drive and determination we dip into when the day to day of the fight is daunting. It’s simply the selfless act of wanting to help others live the best life they can. It’s a legacy we can all be part of no matter what role we play in this lung cancer journey. Foundation 228 is committed to raising awareness, educating and funding lung cancer research for a cure to support those living, fighting and undiagnosed so they have a fighting chance at living their best quality of life.
Your donation, and the donations of others, will support dedicated lung cancer research, education, awareness and quality of life with a mission to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research specific to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The loss of our beloved mom has sparked a passion in us to help uncover and discover better treatments and to find a cure for lung cancer. Together, we can make a difference for each and every person whose life has been touched by lung cancer. Thank you in advance for your support and generosity!