October 8, 2015

It’s Not Too Late to Shine your Light on Lung Cancer this November

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

November is International Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we encourage you to host a Shine a Light on lung cancer awareness event within your community. This year we are shining a light on the inequalities in lung cancer research funding. In Australia, only 5% of tumour specific research funding is allocated to lung cancer and mesothelioma – yet more Australians die from lung cancer than any other cancer!

Our Shine a Light events bring together survivors, patients, their family and friends, health professionals, clinicians, and researchers as one resilient voice to support more research funding and earlier diagnosis of lung cancer.
Why not create a Shine a Light on lung cancer fundraising page as a tribute to a loved one who is living with lung cancer? Share your lung cancer story and help us raise funds for lung cancer research. To create your page, visit: www.everydayhero.com.au/event/shinealightonlungcancer.

For more information or assistance, please email Kerrie at kerrie@lungfoundation.com.au or phone freecall 1800 654 301 and ask for Kerrie.

New Edition of “Let’s Yarn About Lung Cancer” DVD Now Available

The second edition of the indigenous lung cancer DVD “Let’s Yarn About Lung Cancer” is now available. This free DVD provides reliable, culturally sensitive information about lung cancer risks and symptoms and features three patient stories including Australian indigenous singer/songwriter, Archie Roach’s lung cancer survival story.

Order your copy of the Let’s Yarn DVD by visiting www.lungcancernetwork.com.au/resources-support/lung-cancer-dvd/resource-order-form or phone freecall 1800 654 301.