In 2009, 219,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with lung cancer

Only smokers get lung cancer

Lung Cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancer combined

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in non smokers

Lung cancer is an “old man’s disease.

The five year survival rate is approximately 15%

I stopped smoking 30 years ago, so my risk for lung cancer is the same as someone who never smoked.

Lung cancer research is significantly underfunded.

Lung cancer is not treatable

Every hour approximately 19 people will die from lung cancer.

Board of Trustees

Susan Levin, President & Founder

It was Ms. Levin’s experience as a primary care giver to her late mother that led to the establishment of LCCH. After a 25 year career in real estate in Manhattan, she now devotes her time to creating awareness of lung cancer to insure that no other family faces the “shock” that her family did. Ms. Levin holds a BA from Hunter College of the City University of New York; she is a certified Social Studies teacher, a licensed real estate broker and completed a certificate program in nonprofit management at New York University. Ms. Levin is a life member of Hadassah. In June, 2008 Susan Levin was honored with a Jefferson Award for Community Service.


Christine Baillifard – Vice President & Secretary

Ms. Baillifard, is a retired executive formerly with International Flavors & Fragrances where she worked as a senior perfumer. A chemist by training, she received a degree in chemistry and anthropology in her native Switzerland. Ms. Baillifard immigrated to the United States in 1966 where she pursued a graduate degree at the Hunter College of the City University of New York. She is a member of the American Society of Perfumers, Cosmetic Executive Women and the American Women’s Economic Development Corporation.


Brent Sheehan, Treasurer

Mr. Sheehan is a financial analyst with Merrill Lynch. His mother is a lung cancer survivor.