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Introducing eRACE Lung Cancer

2020 was likely a bit anticlimactic for anyone training for an endurance race. When the public health crisis hit, many endurance races were postponed and eventually canceled. While it’s disappointing to spend months training and fundraising for a race that never comes, we are excited to announce we have a new way for those interested in running for lung cancer to get involved!

Creative Ideas to Fundraise from Home

We have heard from our community that people are in need of creative ways to fundraise from home. We love your passion and are excited to bring you creative ways that you can still spread awareness about lung cancer and fundraise, even from home!

We sat down with our fundraising team to talk about some of their favorite ways to fundraise, even while social distancing (emphasis on social). Check out some of their ideas!

 

Seven Years: House Money

It’s been seven years since my initial lung cancer diagnosis.  Seven years of ups and downs and lots of life.  

In the lung cancer world, seven years is basically uncharted waters. All of the bleak survival statistics are centered around the magic 5-year survival rate.  That’s the number you look at when you’re first diagnosed and think, “Man...  If I can only beat that number." Five years came and went, and then six, and now...here we are. Seven years is definitely a winning streak, and I started playing on house money several years ago.

Get Involved From Home this Lung Cancer Hope Month

May is Lung Cancer Hope Month, a celebration of the progress for people living with lung cancer—new treatment options, more clinical trials, and people living longer and better with their disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot, but it will not stop our momentum. Our community remains resilient, our determination to continue the incredible progress is sound, and our hope for better outcomes for lung cancer patients is stronger than ever.

There are still plenty of ways to get involved still this month while staying safe at home. Check out a few suggestions below!

Meet Nichelle Stigger, LUNGevity's Newest Board Member

LUNGevity Foundation recently announced that Nichelle Stigger, lung cancer survivor-advocate, has joined LUNGevity’s Board of Directors. Nichelle’s personal understanding of the challenges that lung cancer patients face will be invaluable on our Board of Directors, and her passion as an advocate for women of color will be instrumental to the Foundation in its work of changing outcomes for people with lung cancer.

We are so excited that Nichelle will be lending her voice to our organization. Learn more about our newest board member in the recent interview we conducted with her!

The Danger of Radon

Radon is a gas that is present in nearly all air. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released from the normal decay of natural elements uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soil. It seeps through the ground and diffuses into the air. Sometimes, it can dissolve into ground water and be released into the air when water is used.

6 Ways to Help Someone with Lung Cancer During the Holidays

The holiday season is busy and stressful under the best of circumstances. This can be even truer for lung cancer patients and their loved ones, who are juggling not only the pressure of the holidays but also the management of their disease.

If you have a family member or friend who is facing cancer, there are many ways to help them feel loved and supported this holiday season.

 

Reflections on LUNGevity’s Celebration of Hope Gala

November is more than just the  start of the Season of Giving—it’s also Lung Cancer Awareness Month. A few weeks ago, my wife and I attended LUNGevity’s 7th annual Celebration of Hope Gala in New York City, where I had the privilege of meeting many of the people in this picture. It’s truly inspiring to say that everyone in the picture is a lung cancer survivor! What absolutely blew my mind was the number of survivors in the room…. think about it: LUNG CANCER SURVIVORS IN THE ROOM!