Posts in the “Awareness Awareness” category:

Man Paints His Toenails To Cheer Up Wife After Cancer Diagnosis; Hundreds Of Strangers Join In

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 12th, 2014 |

Nail polish can’t cure cancer, but when applied correctly, it can sure help a cancer patient’s outlook on life. When Valerie Brosdal was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in August 2013, her husband, Ralph Kapostins, sought to lift her spirits by taking her for a pedicure. Valerie painted her toes purple, her favorite color, […]

Pleasanton Man’s Colorful Gesture to Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds to Join Him

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 11th, 2014 |

Valerie Brosdal admits the month following her cancer diagnosis was a dark time. All her husband, Ralph Kapostins, wanted to do was make her smile. He had no idea so many others would want to help him. This past year has been one filled with many, unpleasant surprises for Valerie Brosdal. The 53-year-old woman from […]

4 Ways to Fight Lung Cancer Today With the Purple Toes Campaign

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 10th, 2014 |

The Purple Toes campaign, created to support my friend Valerie, and featured on this past December, continues to raise awareness and funding to fight lung cancer. We’ve exceeded our initial goal to raise $10,000 for the Lung Cancer Foundation with over $12,000 to date. We’ve also received a lot of “purple toes” pictures. Each and […]

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 […]

Join our Grow for the Cure Campaign this Father’s Day!

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Posted by Samantha Powell on May 27th, 2014 |

What is “Grow for the Cure”? Grow for the Cure is a unique website where volunteers register to grow facial hair and people can donate money to their favorite beard style. The brave volunteer will shave his beard to the winning style at the end of his campaign. Grow for the Cure is an affiliate […]

Liver, Pancreatic Cancers To Surpass Breast, Prostate as Leading Causes of Death

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 19th, 2014 |

Date: 5/19/14 Outlet Full Name: KETK NBC Author: No author http://www.ketknbc.com/news/liver-pancreatic-cancers-to-surpass-breast-prostat By 2030, the top cancer killers in the United States will be lung, pancreas and liver, according to a new report published Monday in the American Association for Cancer Research’s journal. Lung cancer is already the top killer overall, but pancreatic and liver cancer […]

‘Try to fear less': Cancer survivor chronicles year of treatment in video diary

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 18th, 2014 |

Date: 5/18/14 Outlet Full Name: Today Health Author: Marisa Kabas http://www.today.com/health/try-fear-less-cancer-survivor-chronicles-year-treatment-video-diary-2D79678051 Jennifer Glass can be defined in many ways: wife, stepmom, public relations pro, writer, poet. But in recent years she’s tacked on a few more credentials: Lung cancer patient. Lung cancer survivor. And, thanks to her project “A Photo a Day — One Year […]

Woman Takes a Photo a Day for a Year to Document Battle Against Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: People.com Author: Nate Jones http://www.people.com/article/jennifer-glass-cancer-photos Four months into her marriage, Jennifer Glass received devastating news: A lump in her neck turned out to be stage IV lung cancer, with a five-year survival rate of five percent. “I’ve always thought of myself as a top-of-my-lungs type of girl, yet that’s the […]

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 […]