Driven by a

Purpose

Bring Hope to Those Fighting Lung Cancer



 

Collaboratively

Making a Difference

In the Fight Against Lung Cancer


The mission of Rexanna’s Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer is first and foremost to support efforts focused on increasing the survival rate of lung cancer patients. This is supported by 3 goals:


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Raise funds for lung cancer research and education


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Increase awareness of lung cancer


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Promote early detection, prevention and targeted treatments

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Rexanna Hawkins, 49, died of lung cancer on June 21, 2006. Never a smoker, Rexanna found out she had lung cancer on April 21, 2006.

Known for her fiery spirit, competitiveness, huge heart and loyalty – Rexanna impacted many former students, coaches, colleagues, and friends not to mention the future lives her wishes of giving back will impact through the creation of Rexanna’s Foundation.

Lung Cancer

Facts


80%

Non-Smokers

Nearly 80% of new lung cancer cases are former and never smokers

27%

Cancer Deaths

Lung cancer accounts for 27% of all cancer deaths

17%

Survival Rate

The survival rate of lung cancer is only 17%

6%

Federal Funding

Only 6% of federal dollars spent on cancer research are spent on lung cancer research