About the Bob Mayberry Foundation
To raise money and awareness for lung cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
The Bob Mayberry Foundation (formerly Mayberry Memorial),
a 501 (c)(3) foundation, was founded in 2008 by Diane Judah-Mayberry
to honor Bob Mayberry, a non-smoker, and his 5 year battle with lung cancer.
Since our inception, we have had 8 successful fundraising galas.
We are now preparing for our 9th event.
To date, the Bob Mayberry Foundation has donated $260,000
to MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Did you know:
- More people – men and women – die each year from lung cancer than any other type of cancer?
- In 2005, lung cancer accounted for more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer combined.
- Only 50% of people treated for stage IV lung cancer live for 1 year.
- Approximately 20% of all lung cancer diagnoses are patients who never smoked in their lives. Yet, because of the stigma associated with the disease, lung cancer research remains extremely under-funded.
For example, every person who dies of breast cancer, approximately $27,000 is spent on research, compared to less than $1,300 for each person who dies of lung cancer. Breast cancer survival rates are at 89% after 5 years… while lung cancer survival rates are less than 15%. We need more research, more information and more saved lives!
Money raised goes towards the B.A.T.T.L.E. Cancer Treatment Research being done at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Thank you to everyone who has generously given of their time and donations to help fight lung cancer alongside Bob Mayberry Foundation.