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!

Advancing Hope

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.

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.

Click HERE to download the 2023 Calendar!

Lung Cancer Awareness Month National Proclamation

October 31st, 2023 was an important day for our community. We are excited to share that the President of the United States has proclaimed November 2023 is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Locally, Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, has issued a proclamation that November 2023 is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. 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)
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 here!
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.



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!

Submissions are due December 1, 2023



Help us celebrate our advocates by nominating someone for the 2024 Annual Meeting and Award Celebration!


Categories include:

Survivor of The Year

Caregiver of The Year

Volunteer of The Year

Jr. Volunteer of The Year (18 years old and younger)

Healthcare Professional of The Year

Committee Member of The Year


Entry form here!

Submissions are due January 5, 2024


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, submit it here!

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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.


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.