Mark your calendar for key LUNG FORCE activation periods
National Women's Lung Health Week: Second Week in May
National Women's Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority, while providing women help to understand the steps they can take to improve their health. During this time and throughout the month of May, LUNG FORCE leads a #TurquoiseTakeover. Turquoise is the official color of women's lung health, and through LUNG FORCE we unite to spread awareness by turning turquoise. From landmarks, to city skyscrapers to Facebook & Twitter profiles—together, we turn turquoise!
Lung Cancer Awareness Month: November
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month—it is a time to raise awareness about lung cancer, why lung health is important and help make a difference. LUNG FORCE is uniting women and their loved ones across the country to stand together against lung cancer—the #1 cancer killer of women and men—by encouraging them to share their voice.
LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day: Spring (March or April)
During LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day, our lung cancer advocates nationwide come together to urge senators and representatives in Washington, D.C. to support robust and sustained federal funding increase for lung cancer research. There's still more to be done and you can help—here's how:
- Contact your local state senator and representative—urge them to increase federal funding for the #1 cancer killer: lung cancer.
- Share your voice on why advocating for increased funding to find a cure for lung cancer is important for you.
- Share with friends and family on social media to empower them to get involved as well!