A life-long non-smoker, Joan Gaeta was a devoted wife, teacher and mother of five. Diagnosed with Lung Cancer in early 2004, she fought a three-and-a-half-year battle before succumbing in July 2007. The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund was first created in Fall 2007 as The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Foundation by Joan’s husband and children to raise awareness about the disease, educate the public and be an advocate for research. In July 2010, they re-established themselves as the The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund supporting the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) through annual galas, other fundraising and awareness efforts and initiating the first “lung” license plates for the state of Georgia. Our ultimate goal remains the same: to eradicate Lung Cancer.

“LCF has the perfect combination of warm, caring and truly concerned people, cutting-edge research programs and patient services, along with professional, business-like fiscal responsibility. This is a powerful combination in the fight.” –Joe Gaeta