5 ideas to raise lung cancer awareness in November
1. Wear the ribbon
The first ribbon for lung cancer was clear. But, that proved to be an impractical color for a ribbon. Eventually, lung cancer advocates started to change the color to a more practical one: White. Create your own white ribbon and wear it throughout November. When people ask you about your ribbon, you’ll be raising awareness by telling them about lung cancer.
2. Share a graphic about lung cancer’s public health impact
3. Share some exciting new areas of lung cancer research
In the last 5-10 years, there have been major discoveries in the early detection and treatment of lung cancer.
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved more than twice as many new lung cancer treatments in the last two and half years than it did in the previous decade.
- There are also over 1,000 clinical trials in the research pipeline for the latest discovery, immunotherapy.
Lung cancer is a leading focus in many of these new and exciting areas of research. Read about 5 exciting areas of lung cancer research that bring new hope to lung cancer patients.
4. Share a lung cancer survivor story
Lung cancer survivors are a small and very special group. They might have been diagnosed at different stages and different ages. Their lung cancers might have different biomarkers. But the theme that runs through each of these stories is hope.
To celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month, meet these 5 lung cancer survivors who have shared their stories with Lung Cancer Foundation of America.
5. Donate to lung cancer research
Funding transformative research is the key to raising the survival rate for lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s goal is to fund the best transformative research to make the largest possible positive impact to lung cancer patients. That is why Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) continues to award the most significant research grants from a philanthropic organization in lung cancer.
Stand with lung cancer survivors and support lung cancer research.