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LUNGevity Social Media Summary 10/1-10/31


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October 1, 2012-October 31, 2012

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

• "The first large and comprehensive study of the genetics of a common lung cancer has found that more than half the tumors from that cancer have mutations that might be treated by new drugs that are already in the pipeline or that could be easily developed." Read More: http://ow.ly/eYDb1

• Uncovering the secrets behind lung cancer http://ow.ly/eYDgj

• Create a @CaringBridge site & post #lungcancer health updates. You can create a LUNGevity branded site: http://ow.ly/e7Ocy

• "LUNGevity is the one source out there giving a ray of HOPE..." http://ow.ly/eYDkD

• Breathe Deep and JUMP DC event this past Saturday for lung cancer research. LUNGevity President takes the pLUNGe off a building! http://ow.ly/f05Zm

• Thank you MIX 107.3 for Rapelling for LUNGevity! http://ow.ly/f061B

• Breathe Deep Cary (NC) CUpcake 5K is THIS Sunday! Come out and join us for this great event at WakeMed soccer park!

• Please take a minute to write a review of LUNGEVITY FOUNDATION on @GreatNonprofits - thanks!! http://gr8np.org/go/hPe

• Molecular Targets in Lung Cancer: Not Just for Adenocarcinomas Anymore http://ow.ly/eYDsp

• "How to Choose a Cancer Treatment Center" How did you choose your cancer center? Did you seek second opinions? http://ow.ly/eYDQx

• There is Hope.

Breathe Deep DC event PSA http://ow.ly/eYDUt

• Support #lungcancer research & awareness! "Like" LUNGevity Foundation on facebook today: http://ow.ly/edPOd

• "Too young to be a sandwich..." #caregiving #lungcancer Read more: http://ow.ly/eYDXZ

• Depression after treatment? How have you been able to handle the emotional toll of lung cancer treatment? Caregivers- any tips on helping your loved ones thru cancer depression? http://ow.ly/eYE4o

• LUNGevity's Caregiver Resource Center will arm caregivers with information on what to expect after a lung cancer diagnosis; what questions to ask; how to help the patient; ways to take care of themselves and resources available. http://ow.ly/eYEat

• Be Bold Be Bald & raise awareness for #lung cancer! Go tohttp://www.beboldbebald.org & select LUNGevity. Raise awareness in unique & fun way!

• LUNGevity invests in vital research to find lung cancer earlier and treat it more effectively. Hear why breast cancer survivor Lynne Eldridge, MD, continues to be an ardent lung cancer advocate and why she values LUNGevity's approach to providing support and funding research. http://ow.ly/eYEmZ

• Need help affording your healthcare costs? Register for a free webinar hosted by #NeedyMeds. http://bit.ly/SHyPaj

• Upcoming webinar, register free for

Advances in Surgery for Lung Cancer, Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 3:30 PM Pacific, 5:30 PM Eastern

• LUNGevity supports the largest grant awards program of any lung cancer-focused organization in the U.S. In addition to the newest Career Development Awards, LUNGevity and its partners are providing over $2.5 million of additional funding in 2012 to support ongoing projects, bringing the total for LUNGevity-funded projects to more than $14 million.

Take a look the the research LUNGevity has funded to date. http://ow.ly/eYEsh

• "Flexing My HOPE Muscle", by Susan Gamble http://ow.ly/eYEvE

• Nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit honors Chicago-area natives with the Kay Barmore Volunteer Award! http://ow.ly/eYEzO

• We are at the NCONN conference this weekend. Nurse navigators are amazing! http://ow.ly/f069h

• Happy to meet with collaborating organizations like Meals to Heal at NCONN http://ow.ly/f06a2

• Good luck to Team LUNGevity in the Chicago Marathon this weekend. http://ow.ly/f06bq

• Bavituximab: A Great Story that Turns Out Too Good to be True, by Dr. Jack West http://ow.ly/eYEJB

• Every dollar you donate gets us 1 breath closer to improving survivorship for #lung cancer. You can make a difference!http://ow.ly/ewNpc

• Advocates in Action by LungCAN http://ow.ly/f06dI

• Join Us October 14th for Breathe Deep Westport

Breathe Deep Westport is a 5K walk/fun run in Sherwood Island State Park to raise money for critical lung cancer research.

• Launching A New War On Cancer -- http://ow.ly/eYF43

• Making it Personal http://ow.ly/eYF9K

• GRAFF Diamond Trunk Show:

GRAFF will hold a Trunk Show at Saks Fifth Avenue, Tyson's Corners, VA October 12-13 with a portion of the proceeds of all sales benefitting LUNGevity

• 5th Annual Suzi Carmassi Golf Classic: Please Join us!

This year the Golf Classic will be held at Whiskey Creek Golf Club, Ijamsville, MD THIS Monday, October 15th.

• A GREAT video from Breathe Deep Phoenix http://ow.ly/eYFix

• Test May Spot Rare Lung Cancer http://ow.ly/eYFJB

• LUNGevity Foundation Applauds FDA Approval of Abraxane® as Additional Tool in Arsenal for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer http://ow.ly/eYFOu

• Lung Cancer Highlights: Question and Answer Session Podcast http://ow.ly/eYFS5

• Having trouble affording your medications and health care costs? Attend this free webinar hosted by NeedyMeds to learn about all the available resources that can help those diagnosed with lung cancer. Register at: bit.ly/SHyPaj

• Forwarded: PLEASE READ - Facebook is implementing some changes that will affect your "favorite likes" in your newsfeed. If you would like to continue seeing LUNGevity Foundation updates and images in your newsfeed:

1. Head over to the LUNGevity page on your COMPUTER (it won't work from your mobile).

2. Hover with mouse over the "LIKE" or "LIKED" button (top right hand side) there is a drop down box.

3. Click on "ADD TO INTEREST LIST." (Create a list if you don't have one already, and add LUNGevity to it)

Thanks everyone! :)

• Press Briefing and community symposium Breathe Deep NYC ! http://ow.ly/f06hZ

• LUNGevity Foundation is proud to be the largest lung cancer-focused private funder of research in the United States.

Since 2002, LUNGevity-funded scientific research projects have totaled more than $14 million, with over $5 million granted to outstanding researchers in just the last two years. This represents an investment in 92 projects at 54 institutions in 23 states. http://ow.ly/eYGig

• Lauren Byers, MD, Assistant Professor of Thoracic and Head and Neck Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was awarded a LUNGevity Career Development Award. Though she is still building her career as a scientist, her exceptional discovery of a potential new treatment for small cell lung cancer has demonstrated her promise as a lifelong lung cancer researcher.http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageNa ... Byers.html

• Approximately 33,000 more women will die of lung cancer than breast cancer in 2012. Learn the lung cancer facts. Then help us change them. http://ow.ly/eYGxE

• Please join us Sunday, Oct. 21 for Breathe Deep NYC, an untimed 3K walk around New York City's Battery Park. The course is friendly to strollers and wheelchairs and the event features entertainment for the whole family.

• HER2 may impact lung cancer therapy http://ow.ly/eYGDh

• LUNGevity is proud to fund the development of this blood test that could detect lung cancer before it is too late. Read More: http://ow.ly/eYGHe

• “Medicine shouldn’t make people sicker. We are using all the tools at our disposal to develop a test that improves the quality of patient care and allows more personalized medicine,” says Dr. Heymach. “We also hope to contribute to understanding how drug resistance can be overcome. After all, knowledge is power.”

Read more:http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageNavigator/v2_Research_Profiles_JohnHeymach.html

• Join us for Breathe Deep Phoenix ! It's an untimed 5K and a family fun fair for a GREAT cause!

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at Kiwanis Park (Ruben Romero Ramada) register today!

• Raising awareness about lung cancer is critical to addressing the funding disparity for lung cancer research. Lung Cancer Awareness Month is just around the corner. How will you raise awareness about lung cancer this November?

• Nexavar (Sorafenib) Fails in Overall Trial but Looks Favorable for EGFR Mutation-Positive Patients http://ow.ly/eYGR1

• Defining the Right Population for Lung Cancer Screening: Why Shouldn’t it be Everyone? http://ow.ly/eYGWc

• Northbrook IL: Don't miss Jewelry Night Out! Thursday, October 25 from 4:30-8:30 pm with 15% of proceeds will be donated to LUNGevity.

• About.com: The Literal Costs of Caring for a Loved One With Lung Cancer http://ow.ly/eYH0X

• Please join us Saturday, Nov. 3 for One Voice, One Hope, our annual Chicago Fall Benefit, featuring cocktails, an international buffet, and a spectacular silent auction. http://fallbenefit.lungevity.org/

• Have a question about lung cancer? Visit LUNGevity's Ask the Experts. You can search through questions and answers or even submit your own question to our experts.


• If you could convey a message to medical professionals about lung cancer or patient issues/unmet needs, what would it be? SHARE and COMMENT below.

This is a must read from Teri Simon, "A Message to Lung Cancer Professionals" http://ow.ly/eYH9q

• Breathe Deep Boston 5k Walk, Nov. 3 - Raise #lungcancerawareness, REGISTER today! http://ow.ly/eHfOy

• “Working together, we can improve imaging techniques to make a tremendous impact on lung cancer...”

Read more: http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageSe ... wartz.html

• “Many patients and physicians are faced with the quandary of ‘indeterminate’ lung nodules,” says Dr. Miller. “Improving these biomarker-based tests will help patients and physicians decide the best way to proceed.” http://ow.ly/eM4ye

• #Lung Cancer event for the entire family - Breathe Deep Central Illinois 5k run/2 mile walk on Nov. 3. REGISTER today: http://ow.ly/eJiRo

• November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month- that's 5 days away.

Join us at one of our many November events coast-to-coast, remember those we've lost, and celebrate the survivors.

What will you do to raise awareness for LCAM ?


• "If Lung Cancer Screening Helps Some, Should We Screen Everyone? No, and Here’s Why Not" by Dr. Jack West

Thoughts? http://ow.ly/eYHw6

• Heather Saler 9th Annual #Lung Cancer Walk is Saturday in Pennsauken, NJ - Have you registered? Do it today: http://ow.ly/eSy78

• Sending best hopes and positive thoughts to everyone in the path of the storms and to our staff/offices in the NE and Midwest.

Be Safe!

• THIS Sunday: Lung Cancer Community to Gather on National Mall for LUNGevity's Fourth Annual Breathe Deep DC Walk to Fight Lung Cancer. read more: http://ow.ly/eYHDU

• A Note on Hurricane Sandy:

We have several events scheduled for Nov. 3-4 in areas affected by the storm. We are hopeful that we will be able to go forward with the walks as planned. Please be sure to check back later in the week for status updates.

• Dr. Silvestri, Pulmonologist, on Pulmonary Complications of Treatment for Lung Cancer http://ow.ly/eYHRd

• The Lung Hill Run is this Sunday in Kansas City MO. Come out and support our efforts at Liberty Memorial! http://ow.ly/eYHZu

• WEGO Health will be holding a virtual panel for active members of the online health community and we wanted to make sure you had a chance to participate. This lung cancer panel will bring together other patients and caregivers for an informal discussion of the topics that matter most to you. RSVP to participate, raise awareness adn use your voice for change. Thanks! http://info.wegohealth.com/roundtable

• Great article! Breathe Deep Pompano Beach 5k http://ow.ly/eYIdf

• Breathe Deep Pompano Beach (FL) this Saturday! 5k timed run & untimed walk for #lungcancer - Family fun event! http://ow.ly/eUzbI

• Sharon Drolet's husband, Tom, was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2010 after being treated for several other sicknesses. In November 2010, Sharon participated in the LUNGevity walk in Boston and decided that there needed to be a walk to raise funds for lung cancer research in New Hampshire as well. *Read more about the New Hampshire walk happening THIS Saturday! http://events.lungevity.org/site/TR?fr_id=3320&pg=entry

• 10 years ago, Renee Kosiarek had a vision that everyone would know and understand the devastating statistics related to lung cancer. She discovered LUNGevity, and created Breathe Deep Naperville: A Walk and Rally to Stop Lung Cancer happening THIS Saturday Nov 3. Click link to read more. http://events.lungevity.org/site/TR?fr_id=3360&pg=entry

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