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LUNG FORCE Heroes

Why We Fight…

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes inspire, encourage and empower us to raise our voices for lung health. Read about their personal experiences with lung cancer, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

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  • Clarissa M.

    My name is Clarissa McAdoo Cannion. I retired from an executive position in August 2016 after 30 years of service. Two...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Marilyn

    Allison R.

    My sister, Marilyn, was a gym teacher. She was always interest in all sports. In high school she played field hockey,...

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  • Dorothy H.

    I am writing about my husband, Gary Head. He smoked for over 50 years then I heard about the low-dose CT scan as a...

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  • Candi T.

    I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. I was diagnosed eight years ago with stage four lung cancer and given one year...

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  • Deanna K.

    My primary physician urged me to have the lung screening, so I had it done. I was sent to a lung doctor to speak with him...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Marilyn H

    Matthew H.

    My wife, Marilyn, was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in September 2016.

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