Diana’s Vision Lung Cancer Foundation
|Diana’s Vision Lung Cancer Foundation has been formed with two goals. Help raise funds to support research to eliminate lung cancer especially from non smoking women. Secondly – raise funds for college scholarship that will be awarded to young female golfers whose families have been affected with this deadly disease. Diana loved golf and we are fulfilling her wish to assist young women whose lives have been shaken by this disease.
Lung cancer in non-smoking women is increasing at an alarming rate. More Americans die each year from lung cancer than from breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined according to studies by The American Cancer Society. Last year approximately 175,000 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed and an estimated 165,000 Americans died from lung cancer. This total accounts for approximately 30% of all cancer deaths. Lung cancer is considered a dirty disease since it is assumed to be caused by smoking. There is not lots of compassion in this world for a smoker who gets and dies from lung cancer. Although a large percentage of those diagnosed with lung cancer are smokers, an increasing percentage are not smokers including my wife Diana Grace, who is the inspiration for this Charitable Foundation.