July 27, 2016

Lung Cancer Network Australia update

Melbourne Better Living with Lung Cancer Consumer Forum – Wednesday 17 August

Lung Cancer Network Australia invites patients, carers and family members to attend a free interactive consumer forum as part of the upcoming Australian Lung Cancer Conference in Melbourne on Wednesday 17 August. Forum topics include managing ‘scanxiety’ and other common psychosocial challenges of living with lung cancer; managing the physical symptoms and side effects of a lung cancer diagnosis; and clinical trials. The forum will finish with an interactive patient panel and Q & A session facilitated by a health professional. For the event flyer, visit http://lungfoundation.com.au/events/better-living-with-lung-cancer-consumer-forum-2/. Please register for catering purposes by phoning freecall 1800 654 301 or email kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au.

Celebrating our fifth year of Shine a Light on lung cancer events

This November, Lung Foundation Australia will celebrate the fifth anniversary of our Shine a Light on lung cancer IMG_3807awareness events. We encourage our supporters and clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals who care for lung cancer patients to host a Shine a Light on lung cancer event which can be as small or as big as you like – a morning tea, cake stall, sausage sizzle or a community walk. For more ideas and information to get you started, visit http://lungcancernetwork.com.au/get-involved/shine-a-light-on-lung-cancer/.

Once again this year, the Lung Foundation is focusing our fundraising on the inequities in research funding allocated to lung cancer – less than five per cent of research funding is allocated to lung cancer research – yet lung cancer is Australia’s biggest cancer killer. Our fundraising target is $50,000 and every dollar raised from the Shine a Light events will go towards lung cancer research.

You can create a Shine a Light on lung cancer Everyday Hero fundraising page as a tribute to a loved one who is living with lung cancer, or as a way of getting involved and helping us continue to support and empower lung cancer patients, their families and carers. Visit https://www.everydayhero.com.au/event/shinealightonlungcancer2016 to set up your fundraising page. For more information phone freecall 1800 654 301 or email kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au.