The John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation, named for John Atkinson, a nonsmoking father of three children and devoted husband who died of lung cancer in June of 2009 at the age of 40, strived to be an advocate on lung cancer awareness.


John and his family began pursuing the vision of the foundation during the last year of his battle against lung cancer. John felt like he was given an opportunity to help raise awareness about the awful disease, as well as educate people that anybody could get lung cancer, even nonsmokers. The John Atkinson Lung Cancer Foundation created connections with students, schools, organizations and community members to reach its goals.


  • Goal 1:  To provide scholarships to students who have lost a parent
                  to lung cancer.

  • Goal 2:  To raise awareness of lung cancer.


John handed the torch to his family. Through vision and determination, the foundation gave hope to those affected by lung cancer. The foundation ended  its efforts in November 2019.

Learn more about the man who was behind the foundation and how he forever impacted the the lung cancer community both locally and on a national level.


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