Click here to read our statement in support of the legislation. GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is pleased to report the recent advancement of the Burn Pits Accountability Act. We strongly support this legislation as a first step to ensure that all those affected by burn pit toxins are accounted for, in order to call for further research focused on these veterans. Since the Persian Gulf War, a common waste disposal practice at military sites outside the United States was [...]
On July 23, over 130 advocates will meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill to advocate for the lung cancer community at the GO2 Foundation National Advocacy Summit. Now you have the opportunity to strengthen the collective voice and ignite change—without leaving your home! Join us on July 23 for Virtual Advocacy Action Day, an opportunity for you to echo the voices of advocates in Washington from wherever you are. We’ve made getting involved easy with pre-written tweets and emails, [...]
TAKE ACTION! Through consistent advocacy efforts, GO2 Foundation (formerly Lung Cancer Alliance) established the Lung Cancer Research Program (LCRP) within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, administered by the Department of Defense with federal appropriations of $20 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. LCRP has been underfunded the past 10 years, below its original $20 million dollars level. Congress must restore the funding level back to $20 million this year. Since FY09 and through FY18, the program has been funded [...]
By Elridge Proctor, MPA, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy It’s hard sometimes to imagine that the actions of one person, or even the coordinated actions of small groups like ours, can effect change in Washington. But I’m writing to tell you it’s true: we can put a face to lung cancer to change things. Thanks to your hard work, nearly 4,000 letters speaking out for women with lung cancer were sent to Congress last year. You sent messages. [...]
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 — Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA-02) and Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL-04) announced that they are serving as Co-Chairs of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus in the new 116th Congress. A big thank you from Lung Cancer Alliance. Click here to read the full press release.
By Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO I am thankful every day for the champions in the lung cancer community. Our advocates—who educate our policymakers about the urgent need for research funding. Our motivators—working to make us act in the name of hope. Our listeners—there when support is most needed. Yesterday was the March equinox and the first day of spring; it also marked World Storytelling Day. That means that today I am celebrating champions who are our storytellers. These [...]
Dear Lung Cancer Community, As we dive into 2019 and further our efforts to advance new life-saving research and treatments for the lung cancer community, we want to take a moment to say thank you and reflect on what we accomplished together in 2018. Distributed over 90,000 pieces of patient-facing educational materials on diagnosis, treatment and support services to healthcare facilities across the country. Informed more than 420,000 website visitors with information and resources on risk, early detection, treatment, research [...]
An Op-Ed on Women and Lung Cancer recently ran in The Hill, a top policy newspaper and newsite read by national legislators. The opinion piece was co-authored by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance and Bonnie J. Addario, founder and chair of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. It is produced below in its entirety. National Women’s Health Week is an opportunity to shine a light on a women’s health imperative that will take the lives of more [...]