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sueliz61

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I wrote this as a post on Grace and thought that I would also post it here.

I have written to both Ellen Degenerous and Oprah Winfrey asking for some mention of Lung Cancer awareness in November.

Perhaps we should all bombard all the talk show hosts it might help to get the word out.

It seems so uncivilized and childish to be envious of all the breast cancer awareness, but I am. I am also so grateful that there has been so many advances in the treatment for breast cancer. I have 2 aunts that are survivors and my dear SIL died from breast cancer.

BUT my husband is dying from lung cancer and I want to shout at the world to help stop this terrible disease.

Sue

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the national talk show hosts haven't been receptive in the 8 years I've been an advocate and we've tried writing... but don't stop trying...everyone should submit your stories every where you can....one day an intern or an associate producer will read your letter who has JUST been affected by lung cancer and maybe that will be the change that starts taking place and lung cancer will get teh attention it desperately needs.

Local media news anchors, online publications and local news papers are a great way to get started and get some attention. I try to get published several times shortly before LCAM so that when november comes I can repost, retweet, and promote those stories to everyone who will listen.

Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing! Thank you for trying to raise awareness!!

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Yes. I totally agree. Had a conversation today with someone that asked if I smoked. I've become an expert at statistics since coming to Lungevity! I'm proud to quote them and educate people.

Someone talked about getting pink T shirts to promote breast cancer awareness, with those "cute" pink ribbons. I remarked dryly, "isn't it ironic that the color ribbon for lung cancer is GREY."

*sigh*

MI Judy

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