Get Ready for a Groundbreaking Year!

2018-03-21T20:22:17+00:00December 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Welcome to 2018! We have so much to look forward to, but there is also a lot of hard work ahead. No matter where you find yourself on your journey — recently diagnosed, in treatment or a 20-year survivor – Lung Cancer Alliance offers you a home for support and advocacy. Mark your calendars, tell your friends and family and get ready for a groundbreaking year for the lung cancer community.

SUPPORT

Find support where you need it, when you need it. Expanding access to  our long-standing support programs, you can now connect with our support staff directly from our website. Check it out!

The Coping with Side Effects webinar series continues this year with topics like small cell lung cancer. Stay tuned for details, but in the meantime, learn tips for coping with shortness of breath, constipation & diarrhea, anxiety and fatigue.

SCIENCE & RESEARCH

There are a number of new lung cancer treatments in the pipeline we hope to see approved this year. Notably, we are excited about promising new studies for those with small cell lung cancer. Join our Weekly Breather e-newsletter to stay in-the-know on approvals and advancements in lung cancer research.

New clinical trials are always underway. Our LungMATCH program will help you find a clinical trial  near you online or by connecting you with our Clinical Trial Navigators by calling 1-800-298-2436 or emailing support@lungcanceralliance.org. Our navigators will help you learn more about your treatment options.

ADVOCACY

Each and every day, we continue to fight on behalf of the lung cancer community, educating our nation’s leaders on the importance of federal funding for lung cancer research, early detection and access to quality care.   increase federal research funding through the annual appropriations process.

This year we continue to build up the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus. Make sure your representative in a member!

2018 is the 10th anniversary of the National Advocacy Summit, bringing together lung cancer advocates from across the nation to share their stories and raise the collective lung cancer voice on Capitol Hill. The event will take place in the summer of 2018. Stay tuned for details! 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The National Advocacy Summit is not the only event celebrating a milestone, Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events will also turn double digits this year! Make sure your healthcare facility is planning to host an awareness event this November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

You don’t need to wait until November to shine a light on lung cancer. We hope you’ll shine a light all year long with Shine a Light Your Way, our online fundraising platform that makes it super easy to raise awareness and funds for the lung cancer community. Organize a neighborhood run/walk, host a movie night or simply email a group of friends. Here are the steps to make it happen!

Our Lung Love Run/Walk 2018 agenda is underway.  Stay tuned for details!

Raising awareness about this devastating disease paves the way for advocacy and research initiatives. You can heighten visibility with your personal awareness efforts that fit your lifestyle. Here are some ideas!

YOU are an essential part of this year’s impact. We are committed to giving you the tools you need to advocate, support and inspire and we will be with you every step of the way. Fight on!

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