November Resource Post: Lung Cancer Awareness Month



November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month. And I am greatly honored to start my post in this blog with this very relevant event.

During this month, all over the world, advocacy groups, medical associations and people from all walks of life are organizing activities with the aim of stepping up awareness about of lung cancer.

According to the Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues. By organizing rallies, distributing educational material, holding fund-raising events, contacting Congress, and speaking to the media, those involved in LCAM bring much-needed support and attention to a disease that each year kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreas cancers combined.

Some of the activities are listed below.

United States

Lung Cancer walks and runs

What better way to show your support than to participate in a walk or run. Your participation will not only be supporting the lung cancer awareness cause, it will also be good for your health. A couple of walks and runs have already been organized last weekend including CancerCare’s 6th Annual Lung Cancer Walk in Woodbury, New York last Sunday. However, some more are being planned on the coming weekends of this month.

Cocktails and dinners

Workshops and fairs

Other events

Europe

In the UK several charity organizations formed a coalition called Lung Cancer Awareness Month Working Group. These organizations work to raise lung cancer awareness during the Lung Cancer Awareness Month every November. Some of the members of the coalition are listed below. Please check their websites for this month’s activities.

Also take note that schedules of events sometimes can change at short notice. Please contact the organizers for confirmation.

Do you know of any events I’ve missed? Please drop me a line!

In the meantime, as we welcome the first snow and frost and suffer the first coughs and colds of this season, let us turn our thoughts to those who are or have been affected by lung cancer in one way or another.

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