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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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  • Julie V.

    I've been a nurse for over five years in various departments such as emergency medicine, cardiac floor and recover room....

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  • Rachel K.

    I have been an only child and lived at home with my mother my whole life. We both knew she was getting ill for a few... Read more
  • Julie C.

    My face is the face of stage 4 lung cancer. This picture depicts the deep love I have for my only child, gifted to me by...

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  • Elizabeth T.

    Dad started when he was only 12 years old, long before people knew smoking caused cancer. By his 30s he was smoking 3-4...

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  • Shannon W.

    Shannon W.

    My story is a little different. I am 46 years old and smoked for about 20 years having quit in 2009. I work at an imaging...

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  • KATHY C.

    Just two months after finishing his fourth half marathon, my husband, Jeff, was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Small Cell...

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