Jess’s mother Lisa passed away from lung cancer. It could just as easily be your friend, mother, brother or neighbour. Let’s start giving lung cancer a fair go.

12 years after her mother passed away, the stigma is something Jess still has to face on a regular basis. Often, she has to field questions over whether her mum was a smoker, despite the fact her mum never touched a cigarette in her life.

The stigma has affected the way people see the death of my mum. They think that if she smoked she deserved to have it.
— Jess

Lung Foundation Australia needs your support to change the landscape of lung cancer by funding for research and better treatment options, and campaigning against the stigma that acts as a barrier to action.