Where there is light, there is hope.

Thank you to all our incredible supporters who have helped us Shine a  Light for this year's Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Shine a Light on lung cancer will return in 2024. 

To express interest in bringing a Shine a Light walk to your community for 2024, please complete the Expression of Interest form below. 

You can also register your Shine a Light DIY Fundraiser any time of the year to support life changing lung cancer research and support. 

$254,701 raised

$200,000 Goal

$254,701 raised

$200,000 Goal

This year alone, more than 14,529 new Australian families will be touched by lung cancer. Despite being Australia’s biggest cancer killer, funding for life-changing research is devastatingly low. But where there is light, there is hope. For more than a decade, Lung Foundation Australia’s Shine a Light on Lung Cancer campaign has raised money to support ground-breaking lung cancer research.  

Join a community walk

On every weekend of November, we invite every Australian touched by lung cancer to join us for a Shine a Light Walk held in locations across the country. The community walks aim to raise awareness, break stigma, and provide a place of support to give hope and honour those we love. A lantern ceremony will be held at each location, where you can share, listen and take a moment to reflect. 

Start your own fundraiser

Hosting your own fundraiser means you can get involved at any time, in any way. Your fundraiser could be a bake sale, personal challenge or a gala dinner – if you can imagine it, it can be done. Register now to create an online fundraising page and our team can  support you with tips and tools to make your fundraiser a success! Register your Shine a Light DIY  Fundraiser HERE

Host a community walk

We’re looking for passionate Community Volunteer Hosts to bring the Shine a Light Walks to more communities across Australia in 2024. With support from our team, you can rally your community to help raise awareness and funds to support Australian families who are touched by lung cancer. If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can start a Shine a Light Walk in your community, fill out the Expression of Interest form to Host or join a Committee, and our team will be in touch HERE


If you don’t have the time to hold your own event or take part in a walk, you can donate to life-changing research in support, honour or memory of your loved one. Donate to a fundraiser or direct to Lung Fondation Australia HERE

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer 2023 Community Walk events


Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Lakeview Lawn, Kings Park


Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Bradfield Park Central, Milsons Point 


Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Flowstate Pavillion, South Bank

Griffith (NSW)

Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Ted Scobie Oval, Griffith

Goulburn (NSW)

Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Victoria Park, Goulburn

Newcastle (NSW)

Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Dixon Park, Merewether

Mandurah (WA)

Date: Saturday 4th November   
Location: Memorial Park, Halls Head

Central Coast (NSW)

Date: Sunday 5th November   
Location: Lions Park, Gosford Waterfront

Largs Bay (SA)

Date: Sunday 5th November   
Location: Park at Largs Bay Kiosk, Lags Bay


Date: Saturday 11th November   
Location: The Tan Track, Royal Botanic Gardens 

Glenelg (SA)

Date: Sunday 12th November   
Location: Jimmy Melrose Park, Glenelg South


Date: Saturday 18th November   
Location: Black Mountain Peninusla, Acton

La Perouse (NSW)

Date: Friday 24th November   
Location: La Perouse Aborigianl Land Council, Phillip Bay

Bowral (NSW)

Date: Saturday 25th November   
Location: Glebe Park, Bowral

How you’re making an impact

In Australia, more than 14,529 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year and almost 85% will be diagnosed at a late stage. It is our country’s most devastating cancer. While this is confronting, together we are making an undeniable impact on the future of lung cancer.

Thanks to research, treatment advancements in the last 20 years has seen lung cancer survival rates increase more than any other cancer. Now more than ever, we need to work together and build on the momentum we’ve created to drive real and lasting change. There is still more work ahead, and we can’t win this race without your ongoing support.

Thanks to the money raised through the generosity of our community, Lung Foundation Australia provides seed funds to some of the best and brightest researchers to gain a deeper understanding of lung cancer. 

With your support, research is helping to discover: 

  • Faster ways to diagnosis lung cancer 
  • More effective treatmentsto give families more precious time 
  • And ultimately, a cure for lung cancer. 

We are here to help!

If you’re not sure where to start, our team is here to help. No matter what you choose, we have a range of resources and items to help you out. If you have any questions, need support or would like to brainstorm feel free to give us a call on 1800 654 301 (option 1) or email us at supporters@lungfoundation.com.au

Lung Foundation Australia is the only charity and leading peak body in Australia that funds life-changing research and delivers support services that give hope to people living with lung disease or lung cancer. Since 1990, we have been working to ensure lung health is a priority for all, from promoting lung health and early diagnosis, advocating for policy change and research investment, raising awareness about the symptoms and prevalence of lung disease and championing equitable access to treatment and care. Learn more about our work.

Where there is light, there is hope.
Every dollar builds a brighter future for Australians diagnosed with lung cancer.