August 2013
 
 
 
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Lung cancer doesn’t take the summer off, and neither do we! LUNGevity research awards are enabling brilliant scientists across the country to understand lung cancer and how to find and treat it better.

Teams of dedicated volunteers are also at work across the country to continue raising awareness and funds for those affected by lung cancer. Importantly, every day, people facing lung cancer today find hope and community through our support and education resources.

 

Join National Women's Survivors Convention

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On August 22-24, LUNGevity will be one of the official sponsors of the National Women’s Survivors Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. This three-day, one-of-a-kind experience for women survivors of all types of cancers offers a high-energy, entertaining and content-rich program for women from across the country and around the world. Participants will learn and share about creating and/or reinventing the life they deserve, becoming better equipped to help those in their family and community and sharing what survivorship has done with their lives.  

On opening night, LUNGevity is sponsoring the Red Carpet Pajama Party, where attendees will mix and mingle with one another and celebrities in their favorite PJs. Join your friends and be sure to bring your camera. You can still make reservations to attend the convention at www.survivorsconvention.com.

 

Living Well With Lung Cancer

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LUNGevity invests in research to find lung cancer earlier and treat it more effectively to help people like Doc Rodgers live longer and better. A former MLB player and current talk show host and real estate agent, Doc was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in 2010. Hear his thoughts on the importance of support and focusing on finding options and answers for living with lung cancer.

 

Contribute to Improving Lung Cancer Survivorship Today!

Every day, 625 people are diagnosed with lung cancer and 437 die of the disease. The need for more research to stop lung cancer is huge. Contribute to vital support programs and exciting research into early detection and more effective therapies by making a donation today. Or set up a Sustaining Gift—an easy, budget-friendly way to show your commitment by making a monthly contribution via your credit card. You can make changes to your gift at any time. Every dollar makes a difference, and you can too! Click here to make a sustaining donation.

 

Advocate, Long-time Volunteer, Caregiver and Grassroots Coordinator

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Thanks to Cindy Malloy’s dedication, Breathe Deep Baltimore is in its 6th year of raising money for lung cancer research and attention for the needs of all those affected by the disease. Cindy (at right) is joined by lung cancer survivor Pam Trombero and Cindy’s husband, Chris, at Breathe Deep Baltimore.

Cindy is inspired by the memory of her mother, Betsy Hamer, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2003 and lost her courageous battle on February 25, 2007. Betsy was a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister; a homemaker, crafter, and gardener; and a friend to many.

From its beginnings in 2008 as "Breathe for Betsy on the Boardwalk," this event has evolved to bring together thousands of people affected by this disease, who all want to make a difference.  This year's Breathe Deep Baltimore will take place again at Camden Yards on Saturday, September 14.  Find out more and join us at Camden Yards!

 

Other Ways to Get Involved: Make Your Voice Heard!

Federal funding for medical research is in jeopardy, threatening the health of Americans. On September 18, 2013, a broad coalition of groups from the medical research advocacy community will meet with House and Senate offices in Washington, DC, to urge Congress to make funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) a national priority. Email us if you are interested in participating, and learn more about “Rally for Medical Research Hill Day.”

Help Improve Lung Cancer Treatment: If you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of lung cancer, you can play an important role in the drug development process. Our partners at the American Lung Association have created an online survey that gives patients and families an opportunity to tell the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about symptoms, daily impact on patients' lives, and perspectives on approaches to treatment.

A summary of survey results will be shared with the FDA so that participants can remain anonymous. Share your feedback anonymously. Or, if you are willing to share your name along with your feedback, comment to the FDA directly.

 

Upcoming Events

Breathe Deep Seattle: Saturday, August 10, Seattle, WA

Breathe Deep Salt Lake City: Saturday, August 17, Salt Lake City, UT

Breathe Deep Chicago Golf Outing: Monday, August 19, Long Grove, IL

Paddle for Humanity: Saturday, August 31, Washington, DC

Breathe Deep Baltimore: Saturday, September 14, Baltimore, MD

Paddle for Humanity: Saturday, September 14, Austin, TX

Breathe Deep CNY: Sunday, September 15, Liverpool, NY

Paddle for Humanity: Saturday, September 21, Newport Beach, CA

Breathe Deep Lake Arlington: Sunday, September 22, Arlington Heights, IL

Breathe Deep Philadelphia: Saturday, September 28, Philadelphia, PA

LUNGevity’s Celebration of Hope Gala: Wednesday, October 2, New York, NY

Pauline Moraco-Arredondo Lung Cancer Walk & Rally: Saturday, October 5, Chicago, IL

Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 13, Chicago, IL

Breathe Deep Albany: Sunday, October 13, Albany, NY

Third Annual Golf Tournament in Memory of Florence Blackwell: Saturday, October 19, Austin, TX

LUNGevity’s Musical Celebration of Hope Gala: Saturday, October 26, Washington, DC

Breathe Deep Phoenix: Sunday, October 27, Phoenix AZ

 
 
 
 


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