Posts in the “Awareness Awareness” 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 […]

Star-filled Stand Up To Cancer telecast set for Sept. 5

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The campaign to Stand Up To Cancer is returning this year to a TV screen near you, and among the celebrities leading the charge: Gwyneth Paltrow. That’s right. After three fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, performers representing various fields of entertainment are coming together again to present another prime-time broadcast on Sept. 5, […]

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 […]

Woman survives scary lung cancer diagnosis and finds new life’s work

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 22nd, 2014 |

Six months to live. Mary Jo Grand sat in the sterile exam room. The tumors spat out by her undiagnosed lung cancer had lit up the PET scan — dense black splotches throughout her lungs and arms and abdomen and neck and chest. The doctor was talking. Grim, horrible statistics. Treatment. Experimental medicine. Grand hadn’t […]

Richard Heimler Honored as June LUNGevity Hero

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action – fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research. […]

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a classic tearjerker

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 15th, 2014 |

“The Fault in Our Stars” is based on a novel of the same name written by John Green, a YouTuber-turned-author. Hazel Grace Lancaster, the protagonist, is suffering from thyroid and lung cancer when she begins attending a support group for cancer patients and meets Augustus Waters, a cancer patient who has been in remission for […]

Pucker up! The #redlipstickselfie is about to blow up

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 12th, 2014 |

Gals, it’s time to reach for the red lippy because the #redlipstickselfie is the newest bandwagon we’re about to jump on – and rightly so, because the goal is to raise money for a lung cancer charity. The #redlipstickselfie has raised just over £1,110 since it was set up in April. In the last week, […]

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. […]

Pizza and beer ‘blast’ raises money for lung cancer research

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 27th, 2014 |

A Pizza and Beer Blast — a benefit for the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation — begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30, at the Wilton Riding Club on Riding Club Road. The event is hosted by Cathy Parese and Tricia Hartner, both lung cancer survivors from Wilton. “There are so many people […]

Former Prince George’s Co. Executive Dying from Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 20th, 2014 |

Date: 5/20/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS Washington D.C. Author: No author Follow link above to watch video UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WUSA9) — Some of you may not know the name Wayne Curry. Previously serving as the top political post of executives in Prince George’s County, Curry is credited with transforming the county, bringing in […]