A Force to be Reckoned With in the Fight Against Lung Cancer
Our LUNG FORCE initiative continues to unite women against lung cancer and for lung health. This year, we continued to focus on lung cancer research through research funding partnerships, direct funding and federal advocacy efforts. Through our third annual Women's Lung Health Barometer we turned a spotlight on the need to increase awareness of lung cancer risk to women.
Our second LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day in Washington DC, on April 5 brought together LUNG FORCE Heroes to fight to preserve quality, affordable healthcare and support sustained and robust investments in medical research funding at the National Institutes of Health. More than 150 Heroes, volunteers and staff from every state in the country attended and visited 205 members of Congress to advocate for lung heath.
Our partnership with CVS Health, national presenting sponsor of LUNG FORCE, was indispensable in raising awareness and funds to help beat lung cancer. The CVS Pharmacy in-store fundraising campaign encouraged customers to donate to fund lung cancer research through LUNG FORCE. And throughout the year, CVS Health provided critical support to make initiatives like LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day successful! CVS Health is one of many generous LUNG FORCE partners who are helping us make a real difference in the lives of people with lung cancer.
This year, LUNG FORCE collaborated with Stand Up To Cancer and the LUNGevity Foundation to create the Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team. Our $2 million contribution to the Dream Team is our largest single investment in lung cancer research to date.