February 22, 2017

Lung Cancer Network Australia update

Kerrie Callaghan, Lung Cancer Network Australia Project Manager, Lung Foundation Australia

Shine a Light on lung cancer events raised more than $50,000 in November

We are thrilled about the success of our 2016 Shine a Light on lung cancer awareness and fundraising campaign. Events included a Brisbane Gala Ball, four community walks,10 morning teas/lunches, 10 hospital information stands and a movie night. A big thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who helped us reach our fundraising target.

The 2015 and 2016 Shine a Light on lung cancer events have raised almost $100,000. These funds will be directly invested in lung cancer research and our aim is to leverage these funds to ensure the maximum return on investment and ensure the quality of the research undertaken will improve outcomes for Australians living with lung cancer. The Shine a Light on lung cancer Research Awards will be announced later in the year.

New Facebook group for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutation

A new closed Facebook group “EGFR Lung Cancer” has been set up for Australian patients living with NSCLC with an EGFR mutation. The group will provide EGFR patients with their own online community where they can share information and support one another. To join the group go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/EGFRLungCancer/ and click on the ‘Join Group’ button. Please note: this is a private/closed Facebook group and is not a Lung Foundation Australia moderated Facebook page.

New Lung Cancer Patient and Family Advisory Group in 2017

This new group will play a key role in helping the Lung Foundation shape its thoracic cancer services, utilising consumer experience and knowledge to improve the services offered by the Lung Foundation’s Lung Cancer National Program. For more information about this important consumer group, please visit
http://lungfoundation.com.au/call-for-expression-of-interest-consumer-representative/.

First Shine a Light on lung cancer awareness event for 2017

Save the date! Evangeline Lim, will host the first Shine a Light on lung cancer walk for 2017 on Saturday 11 March. If you are interested in joining Evangeline’s event, please meet at the Sanctuary Cove car park at 5pm for a walk to Red Rock Restaurant, Hope Island and stay on afterwards to enjoy live music. For more information, please contact Evangeline at vangie@slimscpa.com.au. You can also support Evangeline’s fundraising efforts by making a donation towards lung cancer research at https://give.everydayhero.com/au/lung-cancer-awareness-gold-coast.