LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day 2018

LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day

LUNG FORCE is a national movement to defeat lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths among women and men.

On our third annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day (March 14, 2018), lung cancer advocates from all 50 states joined together as one FORCE to meet with their members of Congress, asking them to support $38.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health in Fiscal Year 2019 so there can be better treatments and improved methods of early detection for lung cancer.

We also called on members of Congress to protect patients with pre-existing conditions including lung cancer, by supporting bipartisan legislation that will stabilize the health insurance markets.

It is estimated that in 2018, 234,030 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer. More must be done to save lives. You can help amplify our efforts in Washington, D.C. by following four simple steps:

  1. Call Your Senators and Representative

    Using the Lung Action tool, find phone numbers for your members of Congress and call and tell them that we need them to pass bipartisan legislation to stabilize the health insurance markets.

  2. Send an Email to Congress

    Tell your senators and representative in Washington, D.C. that we need federal funding increases for the National Institutes of Health and why we must protect patients with pre-existing conditions, including lung cancer. We've drafted an email to Congress, all you need to do is fill out your info, personalize (if you want) and send!

  3. Tweet About it

    Connect with your senators or representative using suggested Tweets below. Please personalize with their Twitter handle (Use this link to find their contact information – click the ‘+’ to expand and access their social media contact information):

    • .@[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] I’m joining @LUNGFORCE to ask for $38.1 billion for FY19 for @NIH #research funding and to protect patients with pre-existing conditions such as #lungcancer
    • .@LUNGFORCE is relying on your help @[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] to support bipartisan #healthcare stabilization legislation & increased #research funding @NIH
    • .@[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] support bipartisan #healthcare stabilization legislation & tell @HHSGov to #ProtectPatientsNow
  4. Use the LUNG FORCE Facebook Frame

    Customize your profile picture with a LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day Facebook Frame. Use this link to add the frame to your profile!

Please visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to view highlights from LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day.


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