LUNG FORCE

  • Bill Kempiners Bill Kempiners: Celebrating Volunteer Leadership in Advocacy
    November 28, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    The American Lung Association was founded by volunteers and volunteers are still a vibrant, energizing force in our organization. From our advocates, LUNG FORCE Heroes and event volunteers to our community health education facilitators and our board members at the local and national level, our mission and impact are driven by dedicated and generous volunteers.
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  • Frank F. From Scan to Cancer Survivor
    November 1, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Frank F. successfully quit smoking after making a promise to his daughter. A smoker since the age of 15, Frank said that smoking was a part of his everyday life. “Back in those days, you had people who were lighting up before doing just about anything.” Before quitting, Frank had smoked 22,000 cigarettes over 30 years.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Captain Planet Let’s Be Heroes: Classic Cartoon Encourages Kids to Take Care of the Environment
    October 27, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Remember Captain Planet and the Planeteers? We do! It's a cartoon that aired from 1990-1996 and taught viewers to care about the environment.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Open book When Breath Becomes Air: A Review
    September 5, 2017  |  Heather Mangan, American Lung Association Blog Writer
    I heard about Paul Kalanithi's book, When Breath Becomes Air, long before I actually read it. I knew that Bill Gates and Anne Patchett both raved about it, that it spent 51 weeks on the bestseller list and was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize Finalist, but I was hesitant to read the memoir about a brain surgeon who was diagnosed with lung cancer because I didn't think I could relate to it.
    Related Topics:  Arts & Entertainment, LUNG FORCE,
  • Dr. Fuster and his wife (front) walking through the finish line at a LUNG FORCE Walk. Making Dents in Lung Cancer Discoveries
    August 18, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Mark M. Fuster, M.D., is a pulmonary disease specialist in San Diego and has worked in the field of lung disease for more than 15 years.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Kathy L. From #42, to 'Saved By The Scan'
    August 4, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    You've quit smoking. Congratulations! Now you're moving forward with a healthier life. Smoking is in the rear view mirror. Maybe it's even been a decade since you quit. However, while your smoking history might not be at the forefront of your mind, there are still steps you should take to protect your health, and maybe even save your life.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Support From Day One: Preparing for Lung Cancer Treatment Support from Day One: Preparing for Lung Cancer Treatment
    July 11, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Talk to any two lung cancer patients about their treatment and you might get two very different experiences. Your treatment options depend on the type and stage of your cancer, as well as your overall health and your preferences.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Healthcare advocate in turquoise jacket shaking hands with representative I Have Cancer. And I Can't Imagine Losing My Healthcare.
    June 21, 2017  |  Ashley M.
    Ashley M. shares her story about battling lung cancer and why healthcare coverage is important to her. Read her story and stand with the American Lung Association to tell our Senators to protect American’s healthcare.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss. Entering the World of Lung Cancer Clinical Trials: A Patient’s Perspective
    June 20, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    LUNG FORCE Hero and American Lung Association Lung Cancer Patient Advisory Group member Karen Loss was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer in November 2012. Since her diagnosis, she has been on several lung cancer treatments, and has participated in clinical trials.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • survivor_hands_k Supporting Survivors Today and Every Day
    June 2, 2017  |  Editorial Staff
    Every year on the first Sunday of June, local events are organized throughout the country in support of cancer survivors. National Cancer Survivor Day® is a celebration and rally of support for survivors.
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