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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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  • LUNG FORCE Hero Katie C.

    Katie C.

    In September of 2015, my mom, the kindest, silliest, most ridiculous person I had ever known, was diagnosed with lung cancer.

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  • Virginia G.

    After smoking for 55 years, I promised my twin granddaughters I'd quit smoking last year. I quit on my anniversary to...

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  • Lionel M.

    I'm now 62 years old and thanks to my doctor I will be able to see 63 and more.

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  • Pamela U.

    My mother, Kay, hadn't been feeling well for a couple of weeks. She had a cough that just wouldn't go away, a shortness of...

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  • Shannon S.

    After several years of supporting the Komen 5K Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Research, it dawned on me that I was supporting...

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  • Cathy P.

    In April or May 2017 I was at the Morning Drive office of Kern Radiology. I saw a Saved By The Scan sign in the waiting...

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