Advancing Hope and Inspiring Action

 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. Check out our Lung Cancer Awareness Month calendar below to learn more!

Thank you to G1 Therapeutics, our sponsor for Lung Cancer Awareness Month at LCI.

LCAM 2022

There are so many ways to get involved and to support Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November.  This LCAM calendar provides suggestions on how you and your friends, family and colleagues can take action to raise awareness all month long (click on the calendar to enlarge the image).

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

Last week was an important week 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.


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 2)
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 learn more and register.

Evening of Hope (Saturday, November 5)
Evening of Hope:  A Night of Inspiration – North Ridge Country Club, Raleigh

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 performed by Carolina Moondobs as you bid on your favorite silent and live auction items. The silent auction will open on Monday, October 31. If you can’t attend in-person, you can still bid on silent auction items online and purchase raffle tickets for a 1/100 estimated chance to win one of three luxurious vacation packages. Learn more. 

Jodi Koviach Memorial 5K Run & Walk (Sunday, November 6)
Jodi Koviach Memorial 5K Run & Walk – Forest Hills Park, Durham
This is a community event remembering Jodi Lynn Koviach who died from lung cancer in October 2021. Jodi loved running and even more the community and camaraderie it provides. Her friends and family believe there is no better way to honor her memory than by having this run, which symbolizes so much of what she valued AND supports a great cause! The race is a chip-timed 5K run or walk with finishers’ awards, t-shirts, and post-race food and refreshments. Register and learn more.
Community Education Luncheon: Biomarker 101 (Thursday, November 10)
Community Education Luncheon:  Biomarker 101 – Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

Come learn everything you need to know about biomarkers and how they can impact treatment. This event is in-person at Levine Cancer Institute. Learn more.

Tom Orisini of Rochester, New York Artwork Silent Auction (Saturday, November 12)
Tom Orisini of Rochester, New York Artwork Silent Auction – Village Grill, Raleigh

Village Grill in Lafayette Village will be featuring artwork from Tom Orisini of Rochester, New York and auctoning off more than 20 of Orsini’s original artwork that has adorned the restaurant for many years.  Proceeds from the auction benefit Lung Cancer Initiative.  RSVP by November 7.

Night of Remembrance (Tuesday, November 15)
Night of Remembrance

We light a candle to celebrate and honor the memories of our loved ones that will always remain in our hearts.  Their memory lives on in the voices of the tireless advocates who unite in the fight against this disease.  



Learn More

Request free educational materials from LCI or view some of our educational seminars on YouTubeInvite LCI to join you and your colleagues, your church group or your community organization to join your next meeting for a lunch and learn or awareness presentation.


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Tell Your Story

Interested in sharing your story?  Lung Cancer Initiative invites lung cancer advocates to share their stories through our website and at local community events.  To share your story, email us.

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Wear a White Ribbon

Help promote awareness about lung cancer by wearing a white ribbon!  Contact LCI for free white ribbons for your co-workers, friends and family.

Test Your Home for Radon

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.


We all have lungs, and lung cancer can impact anyone.  This November, 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 March 2023 and may also be used on materials for lung cancer advocates.  Juding criteria includes the following:  creativity, attention to the theme and the inspiration of HOPE!  Learn more and download our contest flyer.


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.