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July 17, 2009

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July 17, 2009

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this organization. Thank God for the voice they provide for lung cancer patients and their families...and for those for whom we have lost. After losing my wonderful, beautiful Mom to lung cancer after a courageous 7-year battle, I found LCA and am so grateful for what they do. Thank you to all those who work tirelessly at LCA and who are making it possible to increase the survival odds of this terrible disease.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate, smart and willing to do whatever it takes to get the message out!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 15, 2009

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July 15, 2009

I have been involved with Lung Cancer Alliance for the past five years. They are the voice for those who have lost their battle to lung cancer and those still fighting. I found the LCA after I was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004. LCA is strong when you are weak and caring when you need an ear to listen. They fight everyday to change the numbers of our family and friends who have or may have to face lung cancer during their lifetime.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people who work on our behalf everyday.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Fund lung cancer research which is so badly needed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

My Mom has been fighting Lung Cancer for almost 3 years now and because she is my mom, sister and best friend rolled into one it has been very difficult for me. LCA always keeps me informed as a member what is going on in the US concerning the fight against lung cancer and I also feel encouraged by reading stories from other members and stories posted by the LCA myself. I have gotten quite a few people to join as well because I feel so strongly about this organization. They are helping so many people fighting this awful, awful disease and also helping the families as well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Always keeps me informed as a member as to what is going on across the US concerning the fight against LC.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Get Lung Cancer the research and exposure it deserves so maybe someday we can cure this wretched disease!!!

Ways to make it better...

Can not think of anything at this time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 13, 2009

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July 13, 2009

I was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in Oct, 2006. As devastating as that news was, our family began researching all we could immediately. We became connected with the Relay For Life project through the American Cancer Society. This year, I was challenged to "Fight Back" at the Relay. I chose to learn as much as I could about the myths and stigma of lung cancer. Since I have never smoked, it was shocking that I experienced much of this prejudice during my diagnosis and treatment. Nurses, doctors and other health care professionals assumed I smoked. In doing all the research, I came across the Lung Cancer Alliance. They welcomed me and embraced me. They sent me an incredible amount of material, including a t shirt which read, "I never smoked and I have lung cancer", which I wore proudly at the Relay event in May. The information and educational material that they share is phenomenal. My experience with the organization has been rewarding and enlightening. I am so pleased that I found them and only hope I can give back.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way that they share education/information.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Corresponding with the local sponsor.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very friendly, kind and extended themselves.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Destroy the myths surrounding lung cancer, which could create an atmosphere where research specifically for a cure for lung cancer would exist.

Ways to make it better...

Nothing

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting the word out

One thing I'd also say is that...

Nothing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

I am a lucky 6 year lung cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at stage 3A. I had surgery followed by chemotherapy and radiation treatment. As a result of the radiation, two of my coronary arteries became weakened and would not allow the plaque to come through. I had dual by-pass surgery 9 months ago as a consequence. I lost my father, uncle and two friends to lung cancer. We were all never smokers. I also lost two friends who had given up smoking decades ago. When I saw a newsletter in my surgeon's office published by the Lung Cancer Alliance, I knew I had to become its advocate to help erase the stigma, elevate awareness, and change public health policy. I am now working with the Lung Cancer Alliance as a "full time" volunteer to accomplish our goals. I feel very committed and am thankful to the Lung Cancer Alliance for the support, guidance and energy that has been provided to help realize our efforts.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

patient support, Department of Defense bill appropriating $20M to lung cancer, and the introduction of HR2112 and S332 - Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2009 - simultaneously in both Houses of Congress, and the updates and literature it provides.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give clearer messages. Sometimes, I am not sure of what will be or can be done - dual messages.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the passion, commitment and professionalism of the staff.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, committed and passionate.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

hire staff to organize and fully support state chapters in all the states.

Ways to make it better...

there were quicker follow-through and clearer messages.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds to organize and fully support state chapters in all the states.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in Dec 07.Still here!!Not just here, I am enjoying my new life.Due to the new targeted therapy drug Tarceva I have a great quality of life while i continue to fight.I will beat this for my sons.I really am the luckiest cancer patient i know!I wish everyone could live their life like i am without the diagnosis.The worse thing about cancer to me is making sure insurance knows i will question all mistakes.Fighting insurance along with ca is my new full time job!I would love to be someone that could help when you are down.We all have those days.I live for results every three months.Every three months is a gift....

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My friends on facebook have learned you can have lung ca without ever have smoked.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not know how which is why i am thankful to you!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being able to tell my story

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Find new drugs that target cancer cells.

Ways to make it better...

this organization is great as is

One thing I'd also say is that...

It is true . I feel like i am walking on the shoulders of those who have gone before me. And i thank them all every night in my prayers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

In 1971 my father died from lung cancer. In 2007 my husband was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and passed away in December 2007. I was shocked to realize that in 36 years nothing had changed in the course of treatment and, more importantly, the diagnosis. After losing the 2 most important men in my life to this horrible cancer, I found out about the Lung Cancer Alliance and became an advocate because people need to be educated about lung cancer and the fact that money is needed for research. This cancer KILLS MORE AMERICANS THAN ALL OTHER CANCERS COMBINED every year and A CURE MUST BE FOUND. The support and encouragement of this group is phenomenal and the word is getting out there as a result of LCA. Doctors who refuse to do CT scans or MRI's when asked by a patient's family must be censored and removed from practice. LCA is a professional organization and working extremely hard to get the word out. They are doing an awesome job.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way it has grown in the MA chapter and the interest it has generated.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the commitment everyone has to educating the public and getting the word out about a need for major research and finding a cure.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

people who all experienced lung cancer in their own families.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

When my mom was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, I searched the web to find any information about it that I could. My resources were limited. After approaching Lunc Cancer Allinace for information, they sent me packets and booklets and books to read. To me it was comforting to know there were daughters, sons, husbands, wifes, sisters and brothers like me...facing what I was facing. The informatio they sent me was not good news. The average life span of a patient fighting non-small cell lung cancer is 13 months. My mom lived 13 months after diagnosis. Lung cancer must be put in the forfront of the mind. My mom never smoked and because of the stigmatism associated with lung cancer, her as well as countless other lives are lost. And just because someone smoked doesn't mean they deserve a death sentance. The funds to aid in survival need to increase and patients need to be given a fair fight! Heather Delaney

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

supporting me and my family while battleing lung cancer.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do every thing I could to raise funds and awerness of this horrible disease. They are doing a great job against all their odds!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

just the support they made available to me and my family during our battle.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compassionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it would only be a drop in the bucket, but might be able to build more awerness in the puublic and local communitities.

Ways to make it better...

there where more places in the Seattle area where my services can be used.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the stigmatism associated with smoking and the lack of funding and research beacuse of the stigmatism.

One thing I'd also say is that...

LCA needs all the press and people talking about it to bring this matter to the forfront. It helped in my time of need and could do so much more with the public knowing more about them and the disease.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 11, 2009

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July 11, 2009

In the past two years I lost both my Mother and one of my best friends to lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance has been there for me throughout these two painful journeys. Their wealth of information kept me up to date on new treatments available, many of which helped both my Mom and my good friend through their battles. In addition they helped me become an advocate for this under funded, ignored cancer. I learned how to write to officials and when my voice needed to be heard. At the end of both my Mother's and my friend's lives when I was most helpless, I was able to write letters and feel I was doing something that will potentially help someone else even though my Mom and friend lost their battles. Without lung cancer alliance we wouldn't have the funding we now do for the number one cancer killer. THey have also given me the information that I need to educate the public about this disease. Whenever someone gives me sympathy about my losses I can recited the facts and figures of the disease and hopefully educate another ignorant member of the public. I couldn't do this without lung cancer alliance.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

increased awareness about lung cancer and increased funding for the disease. The organization gave me information to help my Mother and friend throughout their battle and gave me tools to wage my own battle against the disease.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their compassion and ability to give me strength and tools to deal with my losses. When I felt my most helpless they were there with information and something constructive I could do. They are positive, responsive and get things done.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

compasionate, bright and hard working.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make increased strides to help lung cancer research. With most cancers a patient can be given hope and know that there is current research...lung cancer victims don't have this. It is the most underfunded of all cancers yet the leading killer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

July 10, 2009

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July 10, 2009

The people are AMAZING at this organization. They put their heart and soul into everything they do! In memory of my fater, every year we run a fundraiser and donate all earnings to Lung Cancer Alliance. They help those living with the disease and support those who have lost a loved one to the battle. We gained a lot of information on the disease through LCA!!!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fighting to make progress for treatments and a cure for this terrible disease.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people who work there! I feel like part of the LCA family.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

AMAZING!!! Especially Kay CoFrancesco!!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the face of this horrible disease! It would help so many people who are suffering or who sadly will be.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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