LiveLung's Annual Gala

A Portait of Hope


Lung Cancer Facts

Lung cancer kills more people than the next 3 deadliest cancers COMBINED (colorectal, pancreatic, and breast) – it accounts for 25% of all cancer deaths and is the leading cancer killer among women in the United States. It has been the leading cause of cancer deaths in North Carolina for the past two decades. 

Who We Are

The Mission of the Dusty Joy Foundation (LiveLung) is to advance lung cancer education, early detection, and compassion for people impacted by lung cancer. As a long-time lung cancer survivor and founder of the organization, Dusty Donaldson, understands the importance of patients coming together to share their experiences and to encourage and learn from each other. LiveLung started its first monthly lung cancer support group more than five years ago. Our nonprofit organization now hosts a growing network of meetings in various geographic locations. LiveLung is the only non-profit organization that offers a growing network of lung cancer-specific support groups. 

What We Do and Where the Money Goes

LiveLung hosts monthly support meetings where lung cancer survivors and their caregivers can network with the medical community and learn from educational speakers. In addition, through the monthly meetings, members create a network of survivor buddies so that they are not traveling this lung cancer journey alone.

 LiveLung provides the medical communities in all areas that we serve with Hope Totes, the lung cancer survivor's survival kit. These Totes are available at no charge and include details about our meetings as well as tools and resources to assist patients who are newly diagnosed with lung cancer. Since LiveLung began serving the Charlotte area in November 2017, we have provided nearly 500 Hope Totes to lung cancer survivors.

LiveLung increases lung cancer awareness and education through community events. With additional funding, we plan to host year-round events that promote screening, education, and awareness.


2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Silver - $1,000

- Social media* and website recognition

- One ticket to the gala**

Gold - $2,500

- Social media* and website recognition

- 1/4 page logo promotion in program

- Two tickets to the gala**

Platinum - $5,000

- Social media* and website recognition

- 1/2 page logo promotion in program

- Room sponsorship with banner and customized room stamp

- Invitation to Survivor/VIP reception

- Three tickets to the gala**

Presenting - $10,000

- Social media* and website recognition

- Full page logo promotion in program

- Exclusive sponsorship of Survivor/VIP reception with banner

- Invitation to Survivor/VIP reception

- Four tickets to the gala**

* Social media includes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

** These can be donated to Sponsor a Survivor

The Dusty Joy Foundation  (LiveLung) is a 501(c)3 organization

Our tax number is 27-1915648

Please visit www.livelung for our IRS Letter of Designation