Kim Norris is Founder and President of the Lung Cancer Foundation of America. She was introduced to the world of lung cancer when her husband, Roy, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 1997 at the age of 45. Together, Kim and Roy searched for hope as Roy underwent five different lung cancer research clinical trials including various treatments from chemotherapy to immunotherapy to anti-angiogenesis. In spite of all of these efforts, Roy passed away just two short years later in 1999.
Kim was a successful management consultant working with corporate executives to improve their bottom lines. She took this background and experience and poured it into being an advocate for lung cancer patients and lung cancer research. Kim has served on several committees and advisory boards for organizations such as the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer; American Association for Cancer Research; the National Cancer Institute; the College for American Pathologists; UCLA; and various pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Her work on behalf of lung cancer research has taken her to Capitol Hill where she has met with numerous legislators including Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Jane Harmon (D-CA), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Kim’s mission, and the mission of LCFA, is to get lung cancer research the attention and funding it deserves. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.