Lung Cancer Alliance
February 10, 2011
My wife, Sheila, passed away in September 2009 and the Lung Cancer Alliance was instrumental in providing an outlet for me to channel my need to "do something." So I turned my attention to raising money to assist in their mission - awareness building, and legislative advocacy. The level of care for lung cancer patients needs to be on parity with the other cancers (breast, prostate, colon) that get far more funding, even though their death rates are far less than lung cancer patients.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Sheila was an avid tennis player and I promised her that I would put on a tennis tournament in her name, with the proceeds going to the LCA. So the LCA helped me with getting that event successfully up and running.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Less reliance on the few survivors who may or may not be in a position to help, or advocates who come and go.
Donor & I recently went to Washington DC with over 75 other advocates from 27 States on behalf of the LCA to lobby Congress and the Senate to support the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act.
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