Make an Impact from Home, 7/23!

2019-07-11T14:43:08+00:00July 11th, 2019|Events, Hot Topics|

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, [...]

116th Congress and Lung Cancer

2019-04-04T13:16:07+00:00April 4th, 2019|Hot Topics|

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. [...]

A Milestone Summit (in more ways than one)!

2018-07-18T20:58:24+00:00July 17th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics|

The 10th Anniversary National Advocacy Summit will be remembered as one of the most impactful and memorable gatherings of the lung cancer community to date. Not only did we have a record number of lung cancer survivors represented (nearly half of the 120 attendees!), but we also received more verbal commitments to support of the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act than ever before. Day 1 – LISTEN. LEARN. TRAIN. On Tuesday, July 10, we hit the [...]

What Type of Volunteer Are You?

2018-05-04T15:25:01+00:00May 4th, 2018|Hot Topics|

It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to getting involved in the fight against lung cancer. Below are the four most popular types of volunteers we see and opportunities that apply to each. What kind are you? The Newbie There is never a bad time to join the fight against lung cancer. Start today with these easy actions. Join the movement - Sign up for our Weekly Breather newsletter featuring the latest news, treatment approvals, research breakthroughs, events, resources [...]

Why I’m A Lung Cancer Advocate

2018-05-03T15:22:18+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

Hugo and his wife. By Hugo Rizzo You never really know how devastating an illness can be until it touches your own life. That’s what I learned on March 20, 2015, my brother’s birthday, when the celebration of that milestone was forever changed with the words, “You have lung cancer.” From that day forward, his life and the lives of our entire family were never the same. My brother’s journey with lung cancer was brief. He endured 4 [...]

Nat’l Advocacy Summit Registration Open!

2018-04-30T16:54:40+00:00March 26th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics, News|

REGISTER TODAY for Lung Cancer Alliance's 10th Anniversary National Advocacy Summit, July 10-12! Don't miss this special opportunity to join fellow lung cancer survivors and advocates in Washington, DC, as we amplify the national call for lung cancer research, early detection and access to high quality of care. At the National Advocacy Summit, you will connect with other individuals impacted by lung cancer and participate in two days of sharing, learning and personal storytelling. Expect an empowering experience where you will gain: Hope and Inspiration—by [...]

Valentine’s Day With My Hero

2018-03-21T16:59:28+00:00February 14th, 2018|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

By Teri Schrul I feel lucky that I can spend Valentine’s Day with my hero. Not many people can say that. My husband Bill was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in June 2012. It came as a complete shock when we got the news. Five and a half years later, I realize just how much that day changed our lives and, dare I say it, in some ways for the better. We don’t take a day for granted and [...]