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My husband, Bill, died of lung cancer 14 years ago. His diagnosis was a shock to me and my children, Jenn, and Billy. I had no idea at the time that lung cancer was and remains the number one cancer killer yet receives little funding. It has one of the lowest five-year survival rates of all cancer types. When Bill was diagnosed I reached out to the Lung Cancer Alliance to learn more about this devastating form of cancer. I learned about the importance of raising awareness, research, and educating others about lung cancer. Many people including health care professionals and government representatives think that only smokers get lung cancer. Currently, nearly 80% of those with lung cancer are former or never smokers. There is a stigma associated with lung cancer. As a result, there is a lack of funding and unfortunately a lack of compassion and support for the patient. Help spread awareness about lung cancer and honor your loved ones who have been impacted by lung cancer.
Help support further research, education, and support services by donating to the Lung Cancer Alliance in memory of Bill. My husband was one of the most generous people that I ever knew now I am asking for your generosity.
Join me in Shining A Light on Lung Cancer on Tuesday, November 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Albany Medical Center, 6:30-8:30pm. The event is free. RSVP at (518) 264-9940.