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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Matthew Cipriani joins the Foundation Board

NEW YORK, July 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is pleased to welcome Matthew Cipriani to its board of directors.

Matthew “Matt” Cipriani is the owner of 3C/Cipriani Construction Consulting, a healthcare real estate and construction planning and management company. Matt is also Director of Healthcare for Scalora Consulting Group. He combines his extensive design, planning and construction knowledge with his business and soft skills to provide customized solutions to his clients in every healthcare setting to maximize positive outcomes. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams Universityand his MBA from University of New Haven.

Matt joins the LCRF to honor the legacy of his late wife, Dr. Jennifer Zannini Cipriani, which he lost to lung cancer in early 2021. Dr Zannini-Cipriani was a young active non-smoker and had dismissed her symptoms as asthma until a colleague at the hospital urges him to have a CT scan. She was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell EGFR lung adenocarcinoma in February 2018. The couple started their own nonprofit, Project Breathing Hope, following Jen’s diagnosis, to raise money for research that will extend life. By joining the LCRF Board of Directors, Matt hopes to raise awareness about lung cancer, reduce stigma, and fund innovative research to bring hope to other families with lung cancer.

“I want to raise awareness and get involved in fundraising for the research projects that are out there that could be the medicine that gives someone more time,” says Matt. “It feels like we’re on the cutting edge of what’s next and what’s going to work in the long run. We just need more research and more funding. Plus, I want to do something positive for our family and to continue Jen’s search for the future for lung cancer patients.”

“The LCRF is thrilled to have Matt on its Board of Directors,” said Queen Honts, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LCRF. “He brings passion and commitment to accelerating the pace of research in honor of his late wife, Jennifer. His dedication to pushing the boundaries of innovative science is perfectly aligned with LCRF’s mission and strategic goal of tripling its investment in research by 2024.”

To learn more about LCRF and its Board of Directors, visit

About the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF)

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation® (LCRF) is the leading nonprofit organization focused on funding innovative, high-return research that can prolong survival and improve quality of life for people with lung cancer. . LCRF’s mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. To date, the LCRF has funded 394 research grants, totaling nearly $39 million, the highest amount provided by a non-profit organization dedicated to funding lung cancer research. For more information, visit

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SOURCE Lung Cancer Research Foundation