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LUNGevity Social Media Summary

August 1, 2012-August 31, 2012

Here is a review of some key stories and links that were featured on our social media sites:

• Congratulations to Lauren Byers, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, (one of 5 exceptional young scientists that received a LUNGevity career development award) for “PARP1 as a Novel Therapeutic Target in Small Cell Lung Cancer” http://ow.ly/ds4J6

• "Without hope, it would be difficult to move forward.” Diane Mayer, read more... http://ow.ly/dsa7D

• Featured Researcher: Dr. Robert Keith

“We need resources to be put towards lung cancer in a way that matches the burden in the community.” http://ow.ly/dsad9

• Does Molecular Heterogeneity Explain a “Mixed Response” on Follow-Up Scans? Insights from EGFR Mutation Testing http://ow.ly/dsajp

• Since its founding in 2001, LUNGevity has funded 92 research projects at 54 institutions in 23 states focusing on early detection as well as more effective treatments of lung cancer. http://ow.ly/dsarp

• LUNGevity Foundation works to support, educate, and empower people affected by lung cancer. One of those inspirational lung cancer survivors is Hope Summit participant Sara Ratzenberger.

• "All We Have is Right Now" http://ow.ly/dsaEA

• Did you miss an "Ask the Experts" webinar? You can download the audio and view the transcripts of past webinars as they become available. Check it out! http://ow.ly/dsaMt

• "LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, announced that it has awarded $500,000 in Career Development Awards for Translational Research to fund the research into early detection and targeted therapeutics for lung cancer of five exceptional young scientists." http://ow.ly/dsaRS

• We know you have stories to tell, and quite often they're helpful to others out there going through similar experiences. Submit your story, or your ideas for stories, and you can help us share the message of HOPE. http://ow.ly/dsaVr

• LUNGevity LinkUP - Uniting people who are passionate and committed to ending lung cancer. Join today! http://ow.ly/dsaZF

• "Mohamed Hassanein, Ph.D., research instructor in Pulmonary Medicine, has received a Career Development Award from the LUNGevity Foundation to work on the development of noninvasive tests to help diagnose lung cancer." http://ow.ly/dsb4v

• Celebrate and Hope - Meet Eva at Breathe Deep Seattle 5K walk/run this Saturday. http://ow.ly/dsc8v

• SHARE our Facebook page and ask your friends and family to "LIKE" it and share it too! Ask them to join us in the fight against lung cancer. https://www.facebook.com/lungevity

• LUNGevity offers the largest online network of support for all people affected by lung cancer. http://ow.ly/dsch1

• Stand Up to Cancer Night at the Pirate Game! Supporting @LUNGevity Lung Cancer Research & Support. http://ow.ly/dscrx

• Congratulations Breathe Deep Seattle 5K walk/run ! Thanks to the event coordinators, sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers for making this years event so incredible! http://ow.ly/dscxf

• "Pomising Immunotherapy Fails in Much Awaited Lung Cancer Trial" http://ow.ly/dscDx

• New Utah event! Breathe Deep Salt Lake City is in celebration of Jan Poulsen's 5th year of being a lung cancer survivor. CONGRATULATIONS Jan! Celebrate HOPE and register for BDSLC today! http://ow.ly/dscQI

• Escaping Multiple Opinion Madness- if you've experienced this- share your thoughts. http://ow.ly/cWoB5

• New event benefiting LUNGevity in Pittsburgh PA. Like the page and share it to spread the word! Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/shakeitPA

• Each month we list "lung cancer in the news" articles from around the nation. It's all in one place on our website for you to read at your convenience. Want to keep up on the news? Check out our online newsroom. http://ow.ly/dse5d

• ‎"Eyes Wide Open", a #lung cancer caregiver blog, by Megan Giblin. http://ow.ly/cZ78g

• LUNGevity President, Andrea Stern Ferris talks about Breathe Deep events, jumping off bldgs,and #lung cancer. Watch and SHARE


• Today our partner Stand Up To Cancer launches the “We Stand Up For” Team Challenge. Create or join an SU2C team in honor of the person or people you Stand Up for. You'll have until August 29 to raise at least $1400, with every dollar going directly to cancer research. The winning team will win 5 sets of tickets to our star-studded show and have their tribute featured on television. More importantly, you'll show cancer that WE are in this together and WE stand stronger than ever. Enter here: http://standup2cancer.org/teamchallenge

• Congratulations to LUNGevity volunteer event coordinator Ralene on the birth and baptism of her beautiful baby! Check out her wristband! http://ow.ly/dsvpg

• Did you see the Newsmakers video? Interested in Breathe Deep and JUMP in DC? How about TOSS your BOSS over the edge? Watch the video, SHARE it and Sign up today! http://ow.ly/dsvus

• "The Benefit of Expertise..." http://ow.ly/dsvR2

• Manayunk Tomato Trot! Race and Stuff your Face! FUN in PA http://ow.ly/d5GTY

• "Equal Access to Treatment May Improve Lung Cancer Survival in African Americans"

Thoughts? http://ow.ly/dswbi

• Great job Heather on your second annual Touch of Class fundraiser! Look who came to the event, NFL free agent Chris Draft, CEO of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, whose wife had lung cancer. http://ow.ly/dswg5

• Have you created your CaringBridge page yet? You can create a LUNGevity branded page and set up a support planner that helps family and friends coordinate care and organize helpful tasks, such as bringing a meal, taking care of pets and other needs. http://ow.ly/dswlF

• LUNGevity-branded clothing and merchandise through CafePress. Get it! http://www.cafepress.com/lungevity

• Do you have questions? We have answers.

LUNGevity's Ask the Experts

is powered by doctors providing expert information to you about lung cancer. http://ow.ly/dsws3

• ANYONE anywhere can participate to honor those in the fight against lung cancer. Be Bold, Be Bald! Benefiting LUNGevity. Our staff will be doing it too. Join us. http://ow.ly/dswxQ

• Have you visited the Lung Cancer Support Community message boards? Over 400,000 postings and 10K members. You never have to walk alone. http://www.lungevity.org/l_community/index.php

• Check out the Newsroom and share these links. Thanks to you we're making noise and getting noticed. Keep it up! Let’s keep spreading the word to raise awareness about lung cancer and LUNGevity! http://ow.ly/dsxWJ

• Would you go over the edge of a building to raise awareness about lung cancer? We would! Join us at Breathe Deep and JUMP in DC. No experience necessary- rappel, cheer, volunteer. It's going to be amazing. http://events.lungevity.org/site/TR?fr_id=3650&pg=entry

• Your chance to participate on a lung cancer panel. Read more and share! http://ow.ly/dsy6O

• Can you help us by taking a quick survey? The purpose of this survey is to collect information on various aspects of living post-diagnosis. Our questions address medical, emotional, and practical considerations of lung cancer survivorship. http://ow.ly/dsycr

• My War on Lung Cancer - read one fighters story http://ow.ly/dsyfu

• Good article and general information for lung cancer patients from University of Colorado. http://ow.ly/dsyle

• Re-posting in case you missed this one! http://ow.ly/dsyqK

• Dr. Socinski on Maintenance Chemo, Optimal Treatment for Frail Patients http://ow.ly/dsywc

• Coast-to-coast, LUNGevity has the largest national network of grassroots events aimed at raising money for life-saving lung cancer research and creating awareness about the disease. We are grateful to all the passionate volunteers who make these events possible. Click to find an event near you! http://ow.ly/dsyA3

• It takes money to fund critical research. With as little as $5 a month, you can join in the fight against lung cancer with LUNGevity. We are the largest private funder of lung cancer research but so much more must be done and we need your help. Every dollar makes a difference and you can too.http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageNa ... Sustaining

• Register for this free webinar: Practical Aspects of Clinical Trials in Cancer: Myths and Facts, with Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 5 PM Pacific, 8 PM Eastern http://ow.ly/dsyF7

• 12 year old Jayda completed her 100th mile today! CONGRATULATIONS Jayda! You are amazing! You can still donate to Jayda's 100 Mile Run for Lung Cancer benefiting LUNGevity. Click here.

http://events.lungevity.org/site/TR/Eve ... xfid=27480

• Jackie Pilossoph's third novel, “Free Gift With Purchase” is now available for purchase on Amazon.com in paperback and on Kindle! http://amzn.to/Nw18WY

If you buy this great read today or tomorrow, 50% of the proceeds will go to LUNGevity! Thanks to Jackie for supporting the fight against lung cancer!

• Guest Blogger, CCO of Meals to Heal Jessica Iannotta, writes about "Truth Science versus Junk Science". http://ow.ly/dsyN6

• Levant 12 yr. old Goes the Distance for Good Cause http://ow.ly/dsyQm

• Sept 14 Washington DC: Musical Celebration of Hope Gala will be a celebration of the hope and promise of science and the improvements in lung cancer survivorship. All proceeds benefit LUNGevity. Get your tickets today http://hopegala.lungevity.org/event-information/

• CONTEST! Like this post, then SHARE this page on your own wall, every SHARE and like from this original post will be entered in a drawing to win an exclusive LUNGevity t-shirt (Your choice size L or XL) Winner will be announced Friday evening August 31, 2012.

• Great article on Breathe Deep Baltimore ! http://ow.ly/dsyZg

• One Giant Leep for Lung Cancer http://srxawordonhealth.com/tag/lungevity/

Find us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/lungevity

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