Our Story

Oklahoma Lung Cancer Initiative was created in 2013 in honor of the founders' mother, Karen, who was diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer in 2005 and passed away just eight months after diagnosis.

Karen's daughters, Jill and Jenny, saw a need for lung cancer patients: direct support and early detection. OLCI believes lung cancer patients deserve the same compassion we see for other cancers, and efforts to increase early detection are necessary to save lives.

Our Mission

The Oklahoma Lung Cancer Initiative is dedicated to increasing lung cancer survival rates through patient support, promotion of early detection and contributions to research within the state of Oklahoma.

Executive Director

Jenny Banner

Board of Directors

Jill Brown DeLozier

Shelly Douglas

Kara Krittenbrink