Carlos Cares Fundraising Page
Carlos Cares was started to honor the memory of Carlos J. Perez-Albuerne who died at age 50, 2 1/2 years after being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.
This year, we are raising money for the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer's Early Detection Initiative, as early detection is crucial to improving treatment options and ultimately survival rates.
Carlos Cares originally set the ambitious goal of raising $50,000 to honor Carlos' 50 years of life. We were hoping to make this goal by Memorial Day (5/31/21). Due to the overwhelming generosity of many of Carlos' friends and family, we successfully achieved that goal before the beginning of May!!
But we're not done yet!!!! There is still time to donate!
The support of the Carlos Cares campaign at our original goal of $50,000 has made possible the more rapid advancement of two new programs in the Early Detection initiative.
One is the Incidental Pulmonary Nodule (IPN) Program, which will allow hospitals around the country to manage all incidental findings of nodules in such a way that more cancers are detected and treated early and ensuring patients receive the life-saving care they need. Our donations have helped launch this program.
The other is an Epidemiology of Young Cancer research study, launched a few months ago. This study seeks to understand who is at risk for lung cancer among younger people, typically non-smokers, like Carlos, looking at the role environmental, genetic and hormonal factors play. Our support has helped to conduct patient outreach which has already recruited 45 people to participate in this study.
Additional donations received by expanding the goal to $70,000, will allow the IPN Program to accelerate expansion to hospitals at a faster rate than otherwise possible. Similarly, every additional $1,500 will enroll one more person in the Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer study. Every additional dollar will count and make a real difference.
Please honor Carlos and help us reduce the devastation caused by this leading cause of cancer death with your generous support. And remember, donations up to $100,000 will be matched, thus doubling your impact.
If you would like to make an offline donation in support of this individual, please click HERE to generate a donation form.
The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is the ‘go-to’ global force serving and advocating for the needs of the entire lung cancer community.
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