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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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  • Doris C.

    My journey began in the fall of 2015. In September, while vacationing in Colorado, I completed a difficult rated hike. It...

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  • Rose G.

    For more than 20 years, my husband Alan has participated in the Autumn Escape Bike Trek, the American Lung Association’s...

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  • Tina M.

    I was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in June of 2016. This has impacted my life considerably. I am confident...

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  • Rae S.

    In the fall of 2013, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset was running a promotion advertising on the radio. On...

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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Marvin C.

    Marvin C.

    Just a little over two years ago in mid-July 2015, I developed double-vision in my right eye only. Initially, various... Read more
  • Paul W.

    In May 2015, my life was normal as I enjoyed a successful career, family and social life. That was about to change. The...

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