Help me improve lung cancer outcomes!
I am participating in the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's 2020 Kites for a Cure event and raising funds to increase the odds of surviving lung cancer. Please help me reach my fundraising goal and donate today.
Your donation helps fund lifesaving lung cancer research and education programs focused on making surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. You have the power to give families hope when a loved one is facing a lung cancer diagnosis.
My father, George T. Strohm, 66, lost his battle to lung cancer when it was discovered 25 years ago at Stage 4 and inoperable. A lifetime good friend, Richard Cady, 56, a non-smoker, lost his battle to lung cancer about 6 years ago. I now have a very important person in my family who was just diagnosed with Stage 3 lung cancer and will be starting their fight with radiation and chemo. I'm respecting the family's privacy by not describing the current situation more, but this is a very good, loving man, husband, father, and grandfather who deserves every chance for treatment as do those in the future.
Lung cancer has an undeserved stigma that people assume someone smoked, but there are 1,000s of people diagnosed with non-smokers' lung cancer every year and it is just as devastating to lose someone potentially due to the environment or occupation they worked in for years exposed them to toxic chemicals and fumes. Today's workers are more protected with N95 masks, hearing protection, and eye protection that the Baby Boomer generation of workers didn't have. There is a good chance you know someone who could have lung cancer and they just don't know it yet.
The DONATE button is right beside my name (Katherine).
I worked at Nationwide Children's Hospital Research Institute and I can tell you from first-hand knowledge, research for new treatments and hopefully a cure, takes a lot of people, sophisticated computer analysis, FDA oversight on animal trials, then limited human trials and finally larger scale human trials before a drug or treatment is released for use. It takes laboratory facilities and labor hours for moving treatment ahead. Research on gene-based therapy is analyzing the special DNA and genomic structure of the individual cancer tumor to customize treatment for that person.
Let's not let cancer win for one more day or for one more person than we can help prevent.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. Together, we can make a difference for each and every person whose life has been touched by lung cancer.
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