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Highlighting Excellence in Leadership, Finances and Mission-Driven Work

AUGUSTA, Maine–(BUSINESS WIRE)–By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, Free ME from Lung Cancer achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that Free ME from Lung Cancer is deserving of donor trust as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.

“We at Free ME from Lung Cancer are excited to become members of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Our donors will have assurance knowing that our foundation meets all requirements set forth by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance,” says Deb Violette, CEO, Free ME from Lung Cancer.

The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at

“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” says Art Taylor, president and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. “By achieving accreditation, Free ME from Lung Cancer has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.”


Free ME from Lung Cancer is the only nonprofit based in Maine dedicated solely to raising money for research, early lung cancer screening and helping single family low income homeowners get access to radon air abatement systems.


BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at


Debra Violette, CEO


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Tina Beaty (BBB Wise Giving Alliance)


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