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Leslie LaChance's ROS1 Lung Cancer Research Fundraising Page

Leslie Lachance

Leslie LaChance's ROS1 Research Fundraiser

Thank you for visiting my lung cancer research fundraising page. I am living with stage IV metastatic lung cancer, which is currently an incurable disease. Anyone can get lung cancer, even never-smokers or non-smokers like me.

I am asking for your help in eradicating this disease by donating to the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Funds donated to this page will go directly to support research into a rare genetic rearrangement called ROS1, which is driving my particular form of lung cancer. The research will also help us get a better understanding of lung cancer, which will benefit the entire community.
Some treatment is already available for ROS1 cancer in the form of daily oral chemotherapy, and I have benefited from it. However, ROS1 is a clever cancer, and it mutates in response to therapy, necessitating new approaches to treatment to keep the cancer in check. In fact, I am on my second line of oral treatment, and am still struggling with disease progression. I, and many other people with ROS1-driven lung cancer are counting on this research to create new and better treatment options and to find a cure.

Your donation will help researchers develop new treatments from cell lines (called patient-derived xenografts or PDX) donated by ROS1 patients. I have had the privilege of donating tissue to this project. By collaborating with researchers in this study, ROS1 patients like me are helping to find new treatments and, we hope, a cure. It's empowering to know the ROS1 community is playing such an important part in research of our disease. The research findings from this project will be non-proprietary, which means anyone can use what we learn from the study to create new medicines to treat and cure cancer.

My current goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November of 2019. Thank you for your support.


raised of $10,000 goal

Recent Donations

1. CSCourtney Scobey
So proud of your strength!
2. PPoet's Corner Donations
Thanks to all who came to the Poet's Corner reading, who bought books and made donations to the GO2 Foundation ROS1 research project. Thank you for supporting us in our efforts to improve life expectancy and patient outcomes.
3. LSLaura Still
Love and prayers for my friend--so much more than a warrior.
4. ?Anonymous
5. BSBryan Sandor
Cuck fancer! Give that little bastard a run for its money!
6. SBSarah Brunstad