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What I want to do

Advocate as much as possible to heighten awareness of this Alliance

What matters to me

Research is funded and a cure is found

What inspires me

The loss of my father and husband to this dread cancer

Hyannis, MA USA

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Lung Cancer Alliance
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.

The Great!

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I attended the Shine A Light in November 2008 and will do so in 2009.