Chinese Hospital is delighted to announce the significant contributions and support received from California State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Chinese Hospital Auxiliary, resulting in raising over $25,000 for the Jack Lee Fong Lung Health Matching Grant Initiative.
Established a year ago, the Jack Lee Fong Lung Health Matching Grant Challenge aims to raise awareness about lung cancer prevention and the importance of early screening. Notably, in 2022, Chinese Hospital achieved an impressive screening rate of over 40% among eligible patients, a remarkable surge compared to the 4.5% national average reported by the American Lung Association in the same year.
The primary objective of the Lung Health Initiative is to elevate the screening rate and provide resources and education on lung health and cancer prevention to our community and patients.
“We are grateful for the dedication and generosity shown by Treasurer Fiona Ma and her charity partner – Catwalk for Charitable Causes, Chinese Hospital Auxiliary, and the Jack Lee Fong Family. Their commitment has empowered us to make substantial strides in our mission to enhance lung health awareness and screenings,” remarked Dr. Jian Zhang, CEO of Chinese Hospital.
The support from Treasurer Fiona Ma, Catwalk for Charitable Causes, Chinese Hospital Auxiliary, and the incredible $125,000 grant from the Jack Lee Fong Family played a critical role in launching this transformative initiative. These contributions not only kickstarted the initiative but also sparked further generous donations, reinforcing our commitment to fighting lung cancer and advocating for lung health in our community.
“Chinese Hospital is a trusted pillar of the community, providing access to excellent healthcare for San Francisco residents for over 124 years. Thanks to the generosity of the Fong Family and their Lung Health Initiative, Chinese Hospital continues to create a healthier Bay Area and meet the specific health challenges of its patients.” said Treasurer Fiona Ma.
The continuous support and collaborative efforts reinforce Chinese Hospital’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community. If you share our vision and wish to contribute to the Jack Lee Fong Lung Health Matching Grant Initiative, please visit www.chinesehospital-sf.org/lunghealthinitiative or call 1-415-677-2470. Together, we’re making impactful strides in raising awareness about lung health and providing essential early screenings for those who need it most.