As we mentioned last week, November is lung cancer awareness month (as well as pancreatic cancer), and while you couldn’t swing a meat dress in October without hitting a breast cancer campaign, it can be challenging for other cancer types to get the same attention.
So, we’ve compiled a list of lung cancer awareness campaigns to help raise their profile. If there are any we’ve missed, let us know in comments. Many of the events are happening this weekend, but it’s not too late to get involved!
Quick fact: Roughly 10% to 15% of lung cancer patients have never smoked. That means between 20,000 to 30,000 never-smokers are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States each year.
Lung Cancer Events
Who: National Lung Cancer Partnership
What: Free to Breathe campaign – community runs, walks and yogathons to raise funds for lung cancer research.
When: year round with national walk on Nov. 6
Who: Cancer Care
What: Annual Lung Cancer Walk – walk to raise funds and awareness
What: Walkathon to raise funds and awareness
Who: Lung Cancer Alliance
What: Shine a Light campaign – host a vigil in your community to shine a light on lung cancer
When: November 4th was the official day, but you can host a vigil anytime in November