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  Lung Cancer is a devastating disease. Funding to develop improved screening, treatments and cures has been and continues to be woefully inadequate. We need to work together to improve awareness which in turn will hopefully lead to more support for requests for state and federal funds.

The purpose of this site is to provide all Lung Cancer event listings in one place. There are many worthwhile non-profit lung cancer advocacy sites but none list ALL the organized activities and some only list their own events.

Please find an event in your area and lend it your support. If there is no event, start your own. All these events started with just a few people. Many event organizers will help you with information about how to start an event. Your event doesn't need to raise money - raising awareness and assembling a mailing list for lobbying your representatives is just as useful a goal. If a state is not linked above, it has no event at this time. It sure would be great to see one or more awareness events in every single state.
  • Number of Deaths, Five-Year-Survival-Rate: Limited Progress. Lung cancer will remain the #1 cancer killer this year, claiming about 160,000 lives: three times as many men as prostate cancer, nearly twice as many women as breast cancer. More people will die from lung cancer this year than from breast, prostate, colon, leukemia, ovarian and cervical cancers - combined.

  • This deadly disease has taken the lives of over 2.7 million Americans since 2000. Of this number, over one million of these people never smoked or had quit smoking, often decades ago. This simply cannot be viewed as a 'smoker's disease'. That is not to say that smoker's 'deserve' lung cancer. How did smokers become 'victims' while the tobacco companies continue to make billions in profits? There is no legally available additive drug like cigarettes. People are allowed to get hooked, told to quit and then allowed to die with limited, successful treatment options available.
If you want to read all the news about lung cancer research every week, subscribe to the email newsletter produced by the Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program. There are a few such newsletters but none of them are nearly as informative and inmpressive as the emailer compiled by Cindy Langhorne, CAPS Program Director.



Interesting Links
  • FREE Educational Materials - Lung Cancer Choices 3rd Edition, Chapter One discusses diagnosis and stages of Lung Cancer. Request your copy.

  • The Revival of Vaccines in Lung Cancer - "The renewed interest in therapeutic cancer vaccine approaches in lung cancer arises from the convergence of several key developments: the clinical success of immune checkpoint inhibitors, a better understanding of the role of immune checkpoints in the cancer immunity cycle in modulating the efficacy of cancer vaccines, and advancements in computational and bioinformatics platforms that enable the development of cancer neoantigen vaccination strategies."

  • Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell - "Some cancers - particularly lung cancer - are often detected incidentally, after unrelated medical exams. In many cases, it is difficult to tell the malign from benign tumors, except by using invasive methods such as a biopsy. However, one blood test that can rule out cancer may be the game-changer that we require."





ARIZONA


Your Next Step is the Cure walk.run
8866 W Thunderbird Rd.
Peoria
2019-02-24

Please join us for the 9th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K and BBQ in Peoria, AZ on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Rio Vista Community Park Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation as well as provide fun activities in a family-friendly atmosphere including: music, 5K awards, BBQ and more. Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Can't wait to see you on February 24!


CALIFORNIA


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
San Dimas
2019-02-10

Walk/Run Series


Your Next Step is the Cure walk.run
120 Via Verde Drive
San Dimas
2019-02-10

8th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk/Run in So Cal on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bonelli Park Once again we are joining forces with the Schmidt Legacy Foundation to combine their annual Gary R. Schmidt Memorial “Rise for a Cure” walk/run with our annual Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 5K walk/run. What happens when two foundations passionate about finding a cure to lung cancer join forces with YOU (our electric participants and fired-up supporters)? Life-changing, difference-making results!You'll have the opportunity to hear from and speak with physicians, scientists, other lung cancer experts, as well as patients/survivors. Similarly, Patients and survivors will have a chance to talk and share their stories with an engaged audience.


Your Next Step is the Cure walk.run
120 Via Verde Drive
San Dimas
2019-02-10

Please join us for the 8th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk/Run in So Cal on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Bonelli Park Once again we are joining forces with the Schmidt Legacy Foundation to combine their annual Gary R. Schmidt Memorial “Rise for a Cure” walk/run with our annual Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 5K walk/run. What happens when two foundations passionate about finding a cure to lung cancer join forces with YOU (our electric participants and fired-up supporters)? Life-changing, difference-making results!You'll have the opportunity to hear from and speak with physicians, scientists, other lung cancer experts, as well as patients/survivors. Similarly, Patients and survivors will have a chance to talk and share their stories with an engaged audience.


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Sacramento
2019-03-30

Walk/Run Series


GOLF TOURNAMENT
Green Hills Country Club
500 Ludeman Lane
Millbrae
2019-06-10

You and 143 other golfers can have a ball and beat lung cancer. Tee up for a one of a kind golfing experience at the members-only championship 18-hole course designed by Alister MacKenzie. We have the best "extra fun stuff" at every hole. Putting contest. Raffles. Live auction.


LCFA’s Day at the Races
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Del Mar
2019-07-28

“Where the turf meets the surf down in old Del Mar” Drinking, Dining, Spectacular Racing Views & Concierge Betting Service in the Exclusive Il Palio Restaurant. Featuring the LCFA Breath of Life Race


11th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure San Francisco
Lake Merced Loop
San Francisco
2019-09-29

Please join us for the 11th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure San Francisco, Lake Merced Loop on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Lake Merced. Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Each event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including a young lung dash, music, walk.run event awards and more. Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure!


DIST OF COLUMBIA


National Advocacy Summit
Washington Marriott at Metro Center
Washington
2019-07-21

Who should attend? All patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones, healthcare professionals and advocates committed to fighting lung cancer will benefit from bonding as a community to ignite change in our national health policy agenda. By attending the National Advocacy Summit, you’ll be joining like-minded people from across the United States who are ready to represent the collective voice of the lung cancer community on Capitol Hill.


FLORIDA


10th Annual Run Amuck with the Duck
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Gainesville
2019-03-02

Please join survivor Caren Gorenberg and Crackers the Duck, MD at North Florida Regional Medical Center - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Walk/Run Series Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation as well as provide fun activities in a family-friendly atmosphere including: music, 5K awards, kids dash and more. Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Can't wait to see you on March 2!


RUN AMUCK WITH THE DUCK
Gainesville
2019-03-02

Walk/Run Series


2019 Run Amuck with the Duck
North Florida Regional Medical Center
6500 W. Newberry Rd.
Gainesville
2019-03-02

Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation as well as provide fun activities in a family-friendly atmosphere including: music, 5K awards, kids dash and more. Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Can't wait to see you on March 2!


MAINE


Save Your Breath
31 Union Street
Augusta
2019-11-03

5K run/walk and children's fun run. Cash awards for top overall male/female $100.00 and $20.00 age group. All winners will receive FMFLC medals.


NEW JERSEY


Twelfth Annual Elliot's Legacy: Kites for A Cure
Deal
2019-07-07

On Sunday, July 7, 2019, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host the Twelfth Annual Elliot's Legacy: Kites for A Cure. The family friendly event features amusement rides, carnival games, and kite flying. For more information, contact the LCRF Events team at 212.588-1580.


NEW YORK


2019 NYC HALF MARATHON
New York
2019-03-17

The ALCF Endurance Team – ‘A Breath Away’ participates in marathons around the world to raise funds for those fighting lung cancer everywhere. Joining our team is a wonderful opportunity to honor friends and loved ones with lung cancer while raising funds to support patients fighting lung cancer today and ones who will be fighting tomorrow. Patients are at the heart of our mission and your support helps these programs become a reality.


2019 NYC MARATHON
New York
2019-11-03

The ALCF Endurance Team – ‘A Breath Away’ participates in marathons around the world to raise funds for those fighting lung cancer everywhere. Joining our team is a wonderful opportunity to honor friends and loved ones with lung cancer while raising funds to support patients fighting lung cancer today and ones who will be fighting tomorrow. Patients are at the heart of our mission and your support helps these programs become a reality.


Fourteenth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon
The Pierre
New York
2019-11-12

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host its Fourteenth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon at The Pierre in New York City. LCRF will announce the recipients of its 2019 Scientific Grant Program. For more information, contact the LCRF Events team at 212.588-1580.


PENNSYLVANIA


Lung Love Run/Walk Philadelphia and Your Next Step is the Cure
Philadelphia
2019-10-06

We are stronger together! We loved it so much, we're going to do it again! Two of the leading lung cancer organizations are joining forces to create one of the largest run/walk events for lung cancer on the East Coast! Join Lung Cancer Alliance and Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation at the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday, October 6, 2019, as we unite two of the biggest events for lung cancer: Lung Love Run/Walk Philadelphia and Your Next Step is the Cure. Don’t miss this day of family fun as we walk/run together to raise awareness and funds in our fight against lung cancer.


TENNESSEE


2nd Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Memphis 5K
Shelby Farms Park
Memphis
2019-04-13

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Memphis 5K on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Shelby Farms Park - 7:30 - 11:30 am Walk/Run Series You can walk, jog, or run. Participate as an individual or bring your friends and family and be part of the team. We believe, with your help, Your Next Step is the Cure! Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Our event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including music, awards and more.


TEXAS


9th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Fun Run
Continental Bridge/Trinity Groves
Dallas
2019-04-13

Please join us at Continental Bridge/Trinity Groves - 7:30 am - 12:00 pm Walk/Run Series 
Our goal is to raise over $75,000 for critical clinical research while having a blast in a family-friendly environment. It will be a day of fun and celebration. Have the opportunity to hear from and speak with physicians, scientists, other lung cancer experts, and patients/survivors. Similarly, Patients and survivors will have a chance to talk and share their stories with an engaged audience. 
Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Can't wait to see you on April 13!


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Dallas
2019-04-13

Walk/Run Series


Your Next Step is the Cure walk.run
301 Canada Dr
Dallas
2019-04-13

Please join us for the 9th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Fun Run in Dallas, TX on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Continental Bridge/Trinity Groves 
Our goal is to raise over $75,000 for critical clinical research while having a blast in a family-friendly environment. It will be a day of fun and celebration. Have the opportunity to hear from and speak with physicians, scientists, other lung cancer experts, and patients/survivors. Similarly, Patients and survivors will have a chance to talk and share their stories with an engaged audience. 
Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Can't wait to see you on April 13!

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