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Lung Cancer Alliance
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

MY ROLE:
Donor & Donate, Write Letters and generally speak about the disease.