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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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  • Cassie M.

    My name is Cassie Menn. When I was 35, my mother passed away from lung cancer. My mom, Susan, was my best friend. She...

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  • Allison M.

    This is a story about my mom and how it has impacted my life as well as her's. My mom grew up with asthma. She had to... Read more
  • Joe V.

    I turned 65 this year. I quit smoking 5 years ago on my 60th Birthday. But prior to that I smoked a pack a day for over... Read more
  • Maria R.

    There it was, a television commercial that caught my eye, a low dose CT scan for people that have a history of years of... Read more
  • Denise M.

    Initially, I read about the scan as part of a study at our local hospital. Through donations, the scan was free to me.... Read more
  • LUNG FORCE Hero Nicole H

    Nicole H.

    We lost our Mom back in February due to COPD. We are walking in her memory and to help others fight this horrible... Read more
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Hero stories are the point of view of the Hero and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.


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