2020 World Lung Cancer Day Schedule of Events

The schedule of events for World Lung Cancer Day 2020 was action-packed with:

  • lung cancer patients exemplifying #LivingWithLungCancer
  • LCFA’s dedicated Young Investigators in the trenches of innovative research
  • a few hardworking members of our LCFA community

The activities were all day long and coast-to-coast. Even if you missed out on the live event, you can still donate to fund a researcher.

Help us get the message out beyond this special day by liking, commenting, and sharing our posts, tweets, and photos from the day – along with the message that more lung cancer research funding is needed all year long.

2020 #LivingWithLungCancer Social Media Takeover Schedule

Expand each section of the schedule below to view the inspiring lineup of LCFA’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram social media takeover.

Share your own #LivingWithLungCancer stories and photos too. Use the hashtag #LivingWithLungCancer and you’ll show up on our live feed!

FACEBOOK

The #LivingWithLungCancer takeover of LCFA's Facebook Live feed will begin in 2 hours!

Start your day at 10 am Eastern | 9 am Central | 8 am Mountain | 7 am Pacific, with an exercise session hosted by the most WINNING-est personal trainer.

Frank back at the gym

TWITTER

Lysa Buonanno will share her tips on healthy living this hour.

Lysa will be sharing tips on healthy living, her enjoyment of cooking and outdoor activities with her family & dogs, as well as her lung cancer community involvement.

Lysa Buonanno

Read Lisa’s story

INSTAGRAM

Good morning!Show us your sunrise.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #LivingWithLungCancer in any of your posts – and give us a shout out to us – @LCFAmerica

Photo of a sunrise through heart-shapped hands

Share your photo

FACEBOOK

The #LivingWithLungCancer takeover of LCFA's Facebook Live feed will begin in 1 hour!

At 10 am Eastern | 9 am Central | 8 am Mountain | 7 am Pacific, the takeover of LCFA’s Facebook feed will begin!

Will you be ready to work out with Frank?

Frank back at the gym

TWITTER

Fitness Tips from Frank McKenna

Frank shares an exercise routine for cancer patients just getting started on their fitness journey along with working out tips and nutrition information.

Frank McKenna beach photo

Read Frank’s story

INSTAGRAM

Show us what getting active looks like for you.

Use the hashtag #livingwithlungcancer

Tag us too – @LCFAmerica

Karen Cunningham and her family

Share your photo

#LivingWithLungCancer Takeover on Facebook Live Starts

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Frank McKenna

Start your day with an exercise session with the most WINNING-EST personal trainer.

Frank back at the gym

Read Frank’s story

TWITTER

Meet Lisa Goldman

Learn how blogging can help you mentally especially in a COVID-19 environment.

Lisa Goldman

Read Lisa’s story

INSTAGRAM

Show us walking your dog!

Dogs looking like they could use a walk

You know they want a walk!

Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Terri Conneran

Check out how Terri preps an intricate Fantasy Football Draft party all while #LivingWithLungCancer.

Terri Conneran headshot photo

Read Terri’s story

At the :30

Meet Jill Feldman

KU Jayhawks & Chicago Bears superfan Jill will be chatting sports along with KUs own sports broadcaster Brian Hanni. Find out why her advocacy and her volunteering experience are so important to Jill.

Jill Feldman lung cancer survivor story image

Read Jill’s story

TWITTER

Learn more this hour about LCFA’s The First 7 Days podcast

Recently diagnosed with lung cancer?

The days following a lung cancer diagnosis are often a blur of confusion. LCFA’s The First 7 Days podcast series can help you manage those initial days of a lung cancer diagnosis.

The First 7 Days: Finding a new normal. How to tell your family about your lung cancer diagnosis.

INSTAGRAM

Show us your favorite place to walk or hike.

Photo of Marla on an tree walking course

Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Gina Hollenbeck

Join Gina for some outdoor cookout fun. And heads up, she’s sharing some family favorite recipes for grilling – Memphis style!

Gina Hollenbeck photo

Read Gina’s story

At the :30

Meet Lysa Buonanno

Lysa shows us how to make grilled pineapple salsa.

Lysa Buonanno

Read Lysa’s story

TWITTER

Dealing with Lung cancer and Covid-19 is complicated.

This hour learn more about lung cancer and coronavirus with segments from our Hope With Answers Living with Lung Cancer podcast special COVID-19 episodes.

These special episodes look at:

  • how COVID-19 may be changing lung cancer treatment for the better
  • managing lung cancer, stress, and anxiety through reopenings
  • hear what lung cancer patients have to say about #livingwithlungcancer during the Covid-19 pandemic

Listen now

TWITTER

Meet Elizabeth Moir

Elizabeth Moir shares the challenges of living with lung cancer as an employee and mom of toddlers during COVID-19.

Listen to Elizabeth in the Hope With Answers Living With Lung Cancer podcast.

Photo of Elizabeth and her family

Read Elizabeth’s story

INSTAGRAM

Show us your favorite vacation photos!

Carol Brickell with her daughters in Vegas

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas #LivingWithLungCancer

Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet April Rempfer

Tour this South Carolina family’s towing business with April – don’t miss their cool heavy wrecker that’s doing its part to advocate for lung cancer research. April’s top mechanic will share the best things you can do to keep your car in good shape.

April with Dad

Read why April advocates for LCFA and lung cancer research.

At the :30 en español

Presentamos a Yovana Portillo

Yovanna habla de la realidad de vivir con cáncer de pulmón, y la importancia de la investigación del mismo con el doctor Ramón Pérez, de la Universidad de Medicina Albert Einstein.


Meet Yovana Portillo

Yovana discusses the realities of living with lung cancer and the importance of lung cancer research with Dr. Ramon Perez, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Yovana Portillo doing yoga

Lee la historia de Yovana

Read Yovana’s story

TWITTER

Presentamos a Yovana Portillo

Yovana Portillo comparte hechos, mitos y necesidades de financiamiento de investigacion del cáncer del pulmón.

Yovana hang gliding

Lee la historia de Yovana


Meet Yovana Portillo

Yovana Portillo shares lung cancer facts, myths, and research funding needs.

Read her story

TWITTER

Learn more about Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

Montessa Lee and LCFA’s Young Investigator Dr. Christine Lovly will fill you in on Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC).

Montessa Lee photo

Read Montessa’s story

Dr. Christine Lovly

Meet Dr. Christine Lovly

INSTAGRAM

Show us what’s for brunch!

Blueberry waffles and coffee for brunch

Share your photo

INSTAGRAM

Muéstranos cómo es vivir con cáncer de pulmón en un mundo Covid-19.

Show us what living with lung cancer looks like in a Covid-19 world

 Yovana Portillo con su padre

Comparte tu foto | Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Montessa Lee

Self-described pessimist, Montessa is anything but! She has been advocating for the underdog well beyond her Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) diagnosis in 2006.

Montessa Lee photo

Read Montessa’s story

At the :30

Meet Tabitha Paccione

Are you up for a kids’ cupcake baking competition? Join Tabitha and her family for a cupcake baking competition with your kids.

Tabitha Paccione and her family

Read Tabitha’s story

TWITTER

Learn more about LCFA’s Hope With Answers℠ Living With Lung Cancer Videos at the top of the hour.

Start your journey of understanding in the Intro section of the Hope With Answers℠ videos. Or dive right in by specific topics.

Hope with Answers logo - click to go to Hope With Answers homepage

TWITTER

Job searching in the COVID-19 Era with lung cancer?

Carol Brickell will be sharing tactics for answering questions about your health concerns in the working world.

Carol Brickell, 2nd from left, and her family

Read Carol’s story

INSTAGRAM

Show us your desk or your journal. What inspires you at your workspace?

Photo of a desktop with pink post it notes

Share your photo

INSTAGRAM

Show us your garden!

photo of family gardening

Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Carol Brickell

Learn how to talk about your Lung Cancer diagnosis in a job interview including how to handle questions about your health concerns in a COVID-19 environment.

Carol Brickell with her daughters in Vegas

Read Carol’s story

TWITTER

Tabitha Paccione will be sharing what #LivingWithLungCancer is to her.

See what fun family activities Tabitha shares to keep everyone safe, distanced, and busy during COVID-19.

Tabitha Paccione and her family

Read Tabitha’s story

INSTAGRAM

Show us your masks!

Sarah sporting her mask

Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Ivy Elkins

Ivy will share her love of travel along with great ideas for traveling with your family. Especially important due to COVID-19, Ivy will share how she stays healthy and feels well on a plane. Plus bonus tips on keeping teenagers interested while traveling.

Ivy Elkins and her family traveling

Read Ivy’s story

TWITTER

This hour you’ll learn more about LCFA’s Young Investigator Grant Program.

Every year LCFA funds innovative lung cancer researchers by gathering as many sponsor grants to combine with your generous donations.

Lung cancer researchers collage

Help us fund more lung cancer researchers with their own $200,000 grant!

INSTAGRAM

Show us your families!

Melissa Crouse and family

Share your photo

FACEBOOK LIVE

Meet Lisa Goldman

Lisa will be chatting live from her kitchen – showing off her homegrown tomatoes. Learn how to make challah bread and Israeli salad while she shares some helpful blogging tips.

Lisa Goldman

Read Lisa’s story

At the :30

Meet Kim Norris, Jim Baranski and Dr. David Carbone

Join LCFA’s President, Executive Director, and Scientific Advisory Board member in this segment to learn more about why LCFA funds Young Investigator Grants.

Dr. David Carbone, Kim Norris, and Jim Baranski

Learn more about LCFA

TWITTER

In this hour, learn more about the lung cancer research from our various Young Investigators.

Photo of Dr Zoltan Lohinai

Photo of Daniel Spakowicz

Learn more about these amazing lung cancer researchers.

INSTAGRAM

Show us your pets!

Meet Mitzi

Share your photo

FACEBOOK

Meet Marta Kauffman

Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Netflix comedy series “Grace and Frankie” and the Emmy award-winning series “Friends.” Marta Kauffman chats with LCFA’s women investigators on the front lines of the fight against lung cancer.

board member Marta Kauffman

Meet LCFA’s Board of Directors

At the :50

Wrap up with Jim Baranski, Kim Norris, and David Sturges

Join LCFA Executive Director and Co-Founders in their wrap up of today’s events.

Photos of Jim Baranski, Kim Norris and David Sturges

Learn more about LCFA

TWITTER

Check out what is new and different about these Young Investigators

From using novel, cutting edge technologies to studying gut fungi, see how LCFA grants play a critical part in lung cancer research.

Dr. Jon Zugazugotia

Dr. Triparna Sen

At the :50

LCFA’s Speakers Bureau members share what #LIvingWithLungCancer means to them.

LCFA’s Speakers Bureau is an amazing group of lung cancer patients/advocates, caregivers, and family members who assist with LCFA’s awareness-raising initiatives like today’s #LivingWithLungCancer Social Media Takeover for World Lung Cancer Day.

Watch for more #LivingWithLungCancer messages from LCFA’s Speakers Bureau throughout the rest of today’s event!

INSTAGRAM

Show us your hobby!

Carol Brickell sketches

Share your photo

Donate today - Text Lungs4Ever to 41444

FACEBOOK

Thanks for joining us live today.

Missed some of the live conversations?

Come back later for a recording of the day’s festivities.

TWITTER

Online biomarker-driven patient groups are powerful in educating and supporting lung cancer patients.

Learn about the power of the ALK+ from Elizabeth Moir and Linnea Olson.

Elizabeth Moir and her family  Linnea dating

ALK Fusion Facebook Group

ALK Positive

INSTAGRAM

Show us how you stay connected with friends/family during COVID-19!

Ivy on a zoom call with friends and family

Zoom chats keep Ivy’s family connected.

Use the hashtag #livingwithlungcancer

Share your photo

FACEBOOK

Thanks for joining us live today.

Missed some of the live conversations?

Come back later for a recording of the day’s festivities.

TWITTER

Learn more about the EGFR Biomarker and how the social media group from Ivy Elkins.

Learn how the online group, EGFResisters, is making a difference for lung cancer patients with this biomarker.

Headshot of Ivy Elkins

EGFR Resisters

INSTAGRAM

Show us cooking or eating outdoors!

Grilling fun

Use the hashtag #livingwithlungcancer

FACEBOOK

Thanks for joining us live today.

Missed some of the live conversations?

Come back later for a recording of the day’s festivities.

TWITTER

Terri Conneran will fill you in on the biomarker KRAS

And share her hope for an effective KRAS targeted treatment.

Terri Conneran headshot photo

KRASkickers

INSTAGRAM

Show us how you had fun today

Hang gliding

FACEBOOK

Thanks for joining us live today.

Missed some of the live conversations?

Come back later for a recording of the day’s festivities.

TWITTER

Lysa Buonanno shares information about the ROS1 biomarker

And why biomarker testing can be a total game-changer.

Lysa Buonanno Lung Cancer Patient Advocate

ROS1ders

INSTAGRAM

Show us your sunset!

Sunset in Maui

animated hourglass

One day devoted to raising awareness and funding is not enough

Help us fund more researchers through our Young Investigator Grant Program

So more people can be #LivingWithLungCancer.

Thanks to our 2020 World Lung Cancer Day Sponsors