Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society

Following Donna's death from Lung Cancer on 2 January, 2009, her husband, Dana Schmidt, and son, Brian (2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics)  established the Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society.  In 2010 the Society was organized as a tax exempt charity and receives donations in support of the Society's objective to reduce lung cancer from home and workplace radon exposure. 

The Society donates long term radon detectors to household's and business places in the West Kootenay's, with detector's available from: 

Castlegar City Hall

Golder Associates Ltd, 201 Columbia Avenue,Castlegar,

BC Community Programs Office, 1319 Bay Avenue, Trail, BC

RDCK offices at: 

202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC

531B - 16th Ave. S., Creston, BC

204 - 6th Ave.,Nakusp, BC


19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook,
 BC V1C 2L9 Tel: 1 800 656-6426 

Canadian Cancer Society

19 – 9th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9 Tel: 1 800 656-6426 


The data that are submitted to the Society are kept confidential.  Data collected from the program are summarized to provide both geographical and statistical summaries of the hazard radon  in the West Kootenay's.  Presentations are made upon request to interested organizations. The Society also is working with the Castlegar Rotary Club at providing radon mitigation demonstration projects in Castlegar for reducing houselhold radon.

For More information about the Society, please contact Dana Schmidt at 250 365 0344 ext 227, or email him at:

Donations to the Society can be made at :

Donna Schmidt Memorial Lung Cancer Prevention Society,

Account #839.01270.28, CIBC World Markets,

CIBC Wood Gundy, 1300 Cedar Avenue, Trail BC, V1R 4C2.  

A Tax Deductable Receipt will be issued to all donors.