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Here's my speech!! I am trying to get the local media involved. This is a great opportunity for all of us with Stand Up for Cancer happening on Friday.

Give me some feedback..This needs to be an attention grabber..All comments and help are welcome!!



Good Morning

My name is Jamie Young and I am a wife, mother, teacher, local musician and 3 ½ year advanced lung cancer survivor. Can you imagine the devastation my family and I felt when I was diagnosed with the nations #1 cancer killer at the young age of 35?

Did you know that lung cancer kills over 160,000 people each year and more than breast, cervical and ovarian cancer combined? Or that Shelby county plays host to more lung cancer deaths that any other county in the state with an estimated 493 people in our county dying from this disease? Or that Tennessee ranks #4 in the nation with an estimated 4490 people dying from lung cancer this year alone?

The question now is “What can we do”? To start, this week on September 5th at 7 p.m. central standard time on ABC, CBS and NBC, a nationally televised program called Stand Up For Cancer will be aired and will help raise awareness about this disease and many others as well as raise money for cancer research.

This is an awesome opportunity and I would love to share my story with you and help continue to educate the community about this disease. The stigma attached to this disease should not overshadow the need for compassion for people dealing with lung cancer in our community or across the nation.

Please help me with my mission and let me share my story with you and the community!

Thank you so much for your time and consideration and I look forward to speaking with you!


Jamie Young


phone number

Below are links that I thought you might find useful:

Stand Up for Cancer


Understanding Cancer. TV

http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?titl ... =988367872

The Lungevity Foundation


The National Lung Cancer Partnership


Lance Armstong LIVEstong Foundation


The Lung Cancer Alliance


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That is a great speech Jamie. Along with your enthusiasm, not to mention your beauty, I am sure it will assist in raising awareness for the cause.

I have done a few speeches and radio interviews myself. If you would like me to e-mail them to you please send me a PM.

Best wishes with all and thank you for your continued advocacy.


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