I also started speaking at local political and civic groups about lung cancer to educate people on the staggering facts about this underfunded disease that is the # 1 cancer killer in this country. Lung Cancer Alliance gave me the opportunity to make a difference. Through Lung Cancer Alliance, I found my voice as an advocate. Recently at the invitation of Lung Cancer Alliance, I had the opportunity to tell my Dad's story and advocate alongside fellow advocates on behalf of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act on Capitol Hill as part of their Capitol Forum. My work with their continued support continues at home to gain the support of my Congressman on this legislation.
Lung Cancer Alliance is an amazing organization that helps bring together people of varying backgrounds who share their connection to lung cancer whether through the loss of a friend or loved one or the fact that they are a survivor themselves. I have met an amazing group of people through this organization--people I am proud to call friends. I know everyone at Lung Cancer Alliance personally. They are friends on a mission working tirelessly to end the stigma associated with lung cancer. And so my journey with Lung Cancer Alliance continues. Next stop--running my next half-marathon as part of Team Lung Love Providence.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Advocating on Capitol Hill with them on behalf of The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act and seeing the momentum they have built and how they are fighting to reverse decades of stigma and neglect.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
There are no changes I would make at this time. They are the only organization out there doing what they are doing.
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Yes, I wonderful group of people who had similar experiences. This group enabled us to bong and become friends and support each other.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
This volunteer experience made me feel empowered--as if I were making a difference.
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