March is International Women’s Month and National Women’s History Month
In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women:
“This Women’s History Month, as we reflect on the achievements of women and girls across the centuries and pay tribute to the pioneers who paved the way, let us recommit to the fight and help realize the deeply American vision of a more equal society where every person has a shot at pursuing the American dream.”
LCFA wants to recognize these remarkable women who use their lungs (and minds and hearts) to raise awareness and contribute to lung cancer research.
“Based on my own personal experience, the LCFA Young Investigator award was the very first grant that I was ever awarded. I’ve been able to leverage that now into several million dollars worth of funding.”
~Dr. Kellie Smith, assistant professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine
Honoring Women Who Are Using Their Lungs
Meet the women of the LCFA Speaker’s Bureau who are living with lung cancer while doing community outreach to raise awareness and educate the public about the importance of lung cancer research.