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Bay Area CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge to Raise Lung Cancer Awareness

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 17th, 2014 |

It’s called the “ice bucket challenge” and it’s a hot trend right now on the internet. Scott Santarella, CEO of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, was ready for the challenge. Here’s how it works: A person is videotaped getting dumped with ice water and then challenges three friends to do the same thing…. Read More

Purple toes campaign fights back against lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 17th, 2014 |

What started out as simple gesture by a man who wanted to lighten his wife’s mood during her battle with cancer has become something of a movement. And it all began with a purple pedicure. Valerie Brosdal, 53, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer back in August. Some days are better than… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Mother/Daughter Team Ignites Winning Strategies In The Fight Against Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 28th, 2014 |

Join ALCF and guest speakers Marilyn and Renee Norcross, Co-Founders Of WinQuest Worldwide for the Lung Cancer Living Room on June 17. Marilyn and Renee Norcross have a combined experience of 50 years in personal evolution, transformation, hypnosis and breakthrough training and coaching. Deciding to win against cancer involves not just the patient but the… Read More

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Van Auken Private Foundation Announce the 2014 Young Innovators Team Award for Lung Cancer Research

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 18th, 2014 |

Award will fund teams of young, brilliant thinkers for research focused on immediate impact on lung cancer patient lives San Carlos, Calif. (May 19, 2014) – The Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), in collaboration with the Van Auken Private Foundation today announced the 2014 Young Innovators Team Award (YITA), a first-of-its-kind program that… 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