Posts in the “Advocacy Advocacy” category:

“As a young lung cancer patient, I had to find my own path”: Fighting stage IV with full force

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often rare diseases share their unique stories; this month’s bonus column comes from patient advocate Emily Bennett Taylor. When I was diagnosed […]

Twitter Hits and Impressions Double At #ASCO14

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 10th, 2014 |

Last month, oncologists were a-twitter about the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting—#ASCO14 for those conversant in Twitter parlance. According to numbers from Symplur, a U.S. firm specializing in health care social media analytics, tweets from the meeting hit 38,056 this year, greatly outstripping the 14,634 sent out at the 2013 convention. “Impressions,” a […]

Lung cancer survivors urged to share story, but stigma proves a challenge

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The Lung Association is reaching out to lung cancer survivors and their families in the hopes of hearing about their personal experiences, but they say the stigma attached to the disease is proving to be a challenge. Robert MacDonald’s father died from lung cancer in 2011. He says the community and health professionals were very […]

American Lung Association in California Hosts Inaugural Lung Force Gala Honoring Top Lung Health Advocates

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 1st, 2014 |

The American Lung Association in California hosted its LUNG FORCE Gala on Saturday, June 28, and honored individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to increase awareness of lung cancer and make lung cancer in women a public health priority. The honorees were presented with LUNG FORCE awards at this inaugural event, which was held […]

Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 23rd, 2014 |

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s […]

Jewel Releases New Song To Raise Awareness Of Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 4th, 2014 |

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel has unveiled a new song, “Sing On,” in support of LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association in partnership with national presenting sponsor CVS Caremark. […]

Why Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler are Teaming Up

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS News Author: Lauren Moraski http://www.cbsnews.com/news/valerie-harper-and-kellie-pickler-join-forces-for-lung-cancer/ In early 2013, doctors told Valerie Harper she probably only had a few months to live. The actress, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, had experienced a major setback: Doctors discovered the cancer had metastasized to her brain. Now more than a […]

Women’s Lung Health Week Launches

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: WDTV 5 News Author: Jared Pelletier http://www.wdtv.com/wdtv.cfm?func=view&section=5-News&item=Womens-Lung-Health-Week-Launches-15969 This week the American Lung association launched its first ever National Women’s Lung Health Week with the purpose of raising awareness for females. Currently in the United State a woman dies every seven and a half minutes from lung cancer, but experts claim […]

Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s ‘Day at the Races’ returns July 27

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 15th, 2014 |

Date: 5/15/14 Outlet Full Name: Del Mar Times Author: Kristina Houck http://www.delmartimes.net/2014/05/15/lung-cancer-foundation-of-america%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98day-at-the-races%E2%80%99-returns-july-27/ Promising a fun-filled day at the racetrack for a good cause, the Lung Cancer Foundation of America will host its fifth annual “Day at the Races” event July 27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Tickets cost $150 and include entry into the private […]

Valerie Harper Raising Awareness for Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 13th, 2014 |

Date: 5/13/14 Outlet Full Name: ABC 7 News Author: Sapna Parikh http://7online.com/archive/9536446/ She was a fan favorite on Dancing With the Stars and chose to compete even after receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis. Now, actress Valerie Harper is using her lung cancer to raise awareness on this leading cause of death among women. “Women need […]