November is internationally recognized as LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. Throughout the month, Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) will provide a variety of events and educational opportunities to raise awareness about lung cancer in our community and help combat the stigma of this disease. Stay tuned to learn more about what we are planning for this year!
and Inspring Action
There are so many ways to get involved and to support Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November. The 2023 LCAM calendar provides suggestions on how you and your friends, family and colleagues can take action to raise awareness all month long (click on download 2023 calendar).
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in the US and worldwide, but there is hope! RESEARCH is providing patients with more treatment options and longer survival than ever before. EDUCATION is helping people understand that anyone with lungs can get lung cancer and about the importance of screening–lung cancer caught in earlier stages has a much higher survival rate!
No matter who you are or how you have been impacted by lung cancer, we need you and your voice in educating, advocating and providing support.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month National Proclamation
October 31st, 2022 was an important day for our community. We are excited to share that President and First Lady Biden have issued a Presidential Proclamation designating November 2022 as National Lung Cancer Awareness Month! Locally, the Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper has also issued a proclamation. We can’t think of a better way to commemorate Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
There are so many ways for you to get involved, so check out our LCAM resources web page and calendar to see how you can raise awareness and provide support all month long.
You can also get involved here at Lung Cancer Initiative by volunteering!
Whether virtually or online, you are invited to network with other advocates and raise awareness at events throughout the month.
Online Survivor Engagement Luncheon (Wednesday, November 1st)
Online Survivor Engagement Luncheon – Zoom
Celebrate LCAM by meeting with other lung cancer survivors at our online luncheon. Luncheons are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Join us as we come together from across the state and beyond to connect and socialize. Click here to register.
Evening of Hope (Saturday, November 4th)
Join as we unite communities across NC and beyond at North Ridge Country Club! At our gala, you’ll enjoy dinner, drinks, and live music. Enjoy the Winter Wonderland theme and register here!
Jodi Koviach Memorial 5K Run & Walk (Sunday, November 5th)
Community Education Luncheon (Thursday, November 9th)
Community Education Luncheon: Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute
Join us along with Dr. Kathryn Mileham, MD, FACP for education and updates within the lung cancer community.
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required. Please register by November 8th. Lunch will be provided.
This event is in-person at Levine Cancer Institute. Register here
Canes Hockey Fights Cancer (Wednesday, November 15th)
More details to come.
All In to Fight Cancer (Thursday, November 16th)
More details to come.
Lung Cancer Initiative White Ribbon Regatta (Sunday, November 26th)
More details coming soon.
Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT) is offering free home testing as part of their REACH grant in partnership with Lung Cancer Initiative for those in North Carolina.
If you are interested in having your home tested, please email Kelly Zargo with RTT. Test results will be provided to the owner. If radon levels are elevated to the level at which mitigation is encouraged, RTT will offer over-the-phone consultations to share options and help he owner develop a plan to mitigate the elevated radon levels.
Help us raise awarness by creating a poster to spread the word about lung cancer!
We all have lungs and lung cancer can impact anyone. Join us in raising awareness of lung cancer by designing a poster that creates hope for all those impacted by the disease and inspires us all to take action to make a difference! Selected designs will be recognized at Lung Cancer Initiative’s annual meeting in February 2024 and may also be used on greeting cards and materials for lung cancer advocates. Judging criteria includes the following: creativity, attention to the theme, and the inspiration of HOPE!
Entry form here!
EDUCATE AND ADVOCATE
There are so many different ways that you can help LCI fundraise during November! Make a donation today and help us continue to advance survivorship and provide support to those affected by lung cancer by funding research, education, and access programs.
Make a Gift: You can fund critical lung cancer research and access programs right here in North Carolina by making a donation to LCI. Your financial support helps to fuel LCI’s mission to save lives and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, education, awareness, and access programs across the state. Donate online.
Consider Shopping through Amazon Smile: When you shop through Amazon Smile, LCI receives 0.5 percent back on qualifying purchases! To shop through Amazon Smile while contributing to LCI, click here.
Buy LCI Holiday Gifts: You can purchase anything from sweatshirts to coffee mugs, all with the LCI or LUNGe Forward logo. Check out our store for ideas.
Workplace Giving: Don’t miss the opportunity to double your gift by inquiring if your employer will match your donation. All you have to do is check your company’s list of approved charities in your workplace contribution campaign.