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Brian Brubaker

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National Lung Cancer Partnership
July 2, 2011

This is my 5th year of advocating for the National Lung Cancer Partnership. I randomly participated in their Free to Breathe walk in Philadelphia back in 2007 because I wanted to start giving back to the community. Then the hammer was dropped the next day when i found out that my cousin back home was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. I thought this was very ironic, and that somehow I was sent to this organization. I took it as a sign, and decided to work with the Partnership. 5 years later, I am chairing the 2nd Annual Free to Breathe in the Delmarva area of Delaware/Maryland/Virgina.

I have also been lucky enough to have attended my 2nd Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit presented by the Partnership. For those not familiar, it's the one time of the year where advocates, patients, and survivors get together to learn more about the progress being made in the fight against lung cancer. It's also an opportunity to see new faces of those who want to get involved, as well as meet people who have been touched by this terrible disease. I can honestly say that it is a privilege and honor to attend, and to be amongst those who are so passionate in this cause.

I have been most impressed by the National Lung Cancer Partnership in the fact that everyone there TRULY cares about this fight. They want to create CHANGE. And after interacting with them for so long, you can tell that there isn't the bureaucracy in this organization that plagues so many others....which means more money goes towards lung cancer research. This organization is ONE CLASS ACT, and I wouldn't be involved with any one else!!!!!

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Volunteer & Volunteer Advocate / Local Event Chair.

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