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Ad-vo-ca-cy: an activity by an individual or group which aims to influence decisions within political, economic, social systems and institutions. Advocacy can include many activities that a person or organization undertakes including media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning and publishing research or conducting exit poll or the filing of an amicus brief.
While lung cancer claims the lives of more people than any other cancer, it receives the least funding, the least attention, the least support and compassion for those that are impacted by it.
That must change.
In order to raise funding for life-saving research and development of treatment options- people need to care about lung cancer.
How do we made them care?
Become a lung cancer evangelist.
People need to know that lung cancer can happen to anyone with lungs.
If lung cancer has impacted you in some way, become impassioned to share your story. Make the commitment to dedicate time to sharing the facts about lung cancer to the general public. Partner with an advocacy organization like LUNGevity to help influence decisions and research and take part in media campaigns and fundraising events.
To change the face of lung cancer the public needs to see all the faces of lung cancer. To end misconceptions and stigmas, we must be ardent in our efforts to make lung cancer a blameless diagnosis and a national priority.
Every 2.5 minutes someone is diagnosed with the deadliest cancer. It’s a national crisis!
We must break silos and work to build collaborations. We must not duplicate efforts and use our energies to meet the unmet needs of patients and caregivers.
Lung cancer doesn’t take breaks and neither should we.