Posts in the “Advocacy Advocacy” category:

July LUNGevity Hero Bonnie Addario

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

LUNGevity Foundation is proud to announce Bonnie Addario as the July LUNGevity Hero. Bonnie was not only able to tackle her own disease, but also has helped others in their own battles – raising money for research, providing patient support and advocacy, informing individuals about the disease, and addressing the unjust stigma that has left… Read More

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… Read More

Stand up for lung health and against lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 26th, 2014 |

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including almost 17,000 each year from California. 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… Read More

OncLive to Host “Giants of Cancer Care” Celebration Event in New York City

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 18th, 2014 |

The 2014 Giants of Cancer Care are here, and tomorrow OncLive will host a special celebration event in New York City to honor the three Big Apple-based members of this year’s class of Giants. The reception, which will feature remarks from OncLive representatives, local Giants and other industry leaders, will be held at the Sheraton… Read More

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…. Read More

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,… Read More

LungCAN® Urges Medicare to Cover Cost of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 28th, 2014 |

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now considering whether Medicare should cover lung cancer screening for seniors at high risk for the disease. Astonishingly, rejecting scientific evidence that lung cancer screening saves lives, the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) recommended against Medicare covering the cost of this procedure. The… Read More

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 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… Read More

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 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… Read More

ALCF applauds the ALA for launching Lung Force

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 14th, 2014 |

A message from Bonnie Addario: As a strong and vigilant advocate for lung cancer awareness, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) applauds the American Lung Association (ALA) for its launch of Lung Force. We look forward to working with ALA to spread awareness about this terrible disease, especially the impact it has on… Read More