Monday, November 2, 2015

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month. This all started as Lung Cancer Awareness Day way back in 1995. As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and grew into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

During the month, many people throughout the country and the world come together for the lung cancer community. Events are held. Articles are written. Facebook statuses are updated. Videos are created and spread online. Proclamations are issued.

It is important to remember, that these are all important things that can happen throughout the entire year, not just in November.
Here are some ways you can help:
  • Shine a Light on Lung Cancer: The largest coordinated awareness event for lung cancer takes place every November. This year, we anticipate 125 events in three continents!
  • Team Lung Love: Our endurance training team includes lung cancer survivors, loved ones and others who run, walk, bike, swim, you name it! for lung cancer.
  • Attend or host an event in your area: Find a lung cancer event in your area or get the tools you need to host one!
  • Use social media to spread messages: Use these sample posts on your Facebook and Twitter to make a difference! 
  • Send a letter to your local newspaper: Find a sample letter to the editor that you can customize to share your story and raise awareness in your community!
  • Secure a Proclamation: Your Governor can officially declare November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month in your state. It is a very simple process that can bring added attention to lung cancer. Contact Kristen McAvoy,, for more information.
  • Faces of Lung Cancer: Submit a picture of you or your loved one for this online gallery that shows the true face of the disease.
Thank you for your efforts to help raise awareness of lung cancer!

The Palm Springs Guru thanks our friends at for this important and timely information.

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