August 11, 2014

Lung Cancer Network Australia (formerly the Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network) Update

New Name for Lung Cancer Patient/Carer Initiative

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Following consultation with our communities of patients and supporters, the Lung Foundation is pleased to announce that the Kylie Johnston Lung Cancer Network (KJLCN) has been rebranded Lung Cancer Network Australia. This new name more directly reflects our target audience and will make it easier for lung cancer patients and their families to find us in the health sector and via the internet. We are currently working on a new look website and patient forum. We will formally launch Lung Cancer Network Australia at our Consumer Forum on Wednesday 15 October 2014 prior to the start of the Australian Lung Cancer Conference on 16 October. The Lung Foundation gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Kylie Johnston, a young lung cancer patient, who was instrumental in the founding of the KJLCN initiative over seven years ago. As a newly-diagnosed patient, Kylie approached the Lung Foundation, due to the absence of reliable lung cancer patient information or support for herself and her family. Recognising this need, the Lung Foundation’s Lung Cancer National Program was happy to work with Kylie to establish the KJLCN. Heartfelt thanks to her widower, Nick, who continues to support us, as well as Kylie’s parents, Sandra and Ian Schofer who have given us their blessing to rebrand the Network in the hope that we can reach out to more lung cancer patients and their families.

Save the Date – Help Us shine a light on LUNG CANCER in Your Area on Saturday 1 November

This year’s shine a light on LUNG CANCER awareness events have now been confirmed and for the first time, we will be organising events in Townsville and Melbourne. For further information, please visit the new shine a light on LUNG CANCER event page on the Lung Foundation’s website – www.lungfoundation.com.au or contact Kerrie Callaghan by emailing kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au or calling 1800 654 301.

Vale to Peter “Tuffy” Tuffield

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Lung Foundation Australia is saddened to announce the passing of one of our wonderful lung cancer champions, Peter “Tuffy” Tuffield who passed away on 15 April. Tuffy and his great mate, Shane Talbot, together with their generous community of family and friends, have raised more than $50,000 through the annual Tuffy’s Kokoda Challenge, a 96 kilometre trek along the Kokoda Track in September. This year, Peter’s son, Chris, will join Kokoda trekkers following in the muddy footsteps of his brother, Daniel, who completed the 2013 challenge. With the generous support of the Bundaberg community, the Tuffield family has been actively fundraising to support Chris’s mission to raise $15,000 this year. We invite you to make a tax deductible donation to the 2014 Tuffy’s Kokoda Challenge in memory of a compassionate and gentle man, Peter Tuffield. Simply go to www.everydayhero.com.au/TuffysBattalion. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Margaret, and sons Chris, Matthew and Daniel.

Coming Events

15 October 2014 – Lung Cancer Consumer Forum,
Brisbane Convention Centre, 10am – 12pm
Nurses/Allied Health Professionals Lung Cancer Workshop 8.30am – 5.00pm Brisbane Convention Centre
(followed by Networking Drinks at Era Bistro)

16-18 October 2014 – Fifth Australian Lung Cancer Conference,
Brisbane Convention Centre – www.alcc.net.au