Become a grassroots lung cancer advocate
Never underestimate the power of one person to make a difference! When you become a local lung cancer advocate, you join your voice with those of grassroots advocates across the country.
An “advocate” is a person willing to donate his or her time, talent, financial, or other resources to advance lung cancer awareness and funding to help save lives.
You have an important story to tell about lung cancer, one that affects everyone, and you’ll find that people will listen.
When it comes to lung cancer advocacy, there are three main sources of power: money, authority, and people power.
The third is just as influential as the first two, if not more so. When a group of like-minded individuals work together for change, that is power in numbers that cannot be denied!
You don’t have to be anyone extraordinary to be an advocate. You don’t have to be a medical professional or an expert or have had any previous connection to lung cancer before it personally affected you. Knowledge is power, and you can use your personal story and some facts to raise awareness and make a real difference in your community in the fight against lung cancer.
A few skills will help you be successful. If you don’t think you have some of these strengths, don’t worry! With practice, you’ll be amazed at what you can do.