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Annabelle Gurwitch is a member of one of the Facebook EGFR groups, and I've read about her difficult lung cancer story in other articles. She was recently on the Today Show to bring awareness for the need for research and funding:

https://www.today.com/health/covid-19-test-leads-lung-cancer-diagnosis-annabelle-gurwitch-t216306

And a Philadelphia chef and his wife are in the news, also to raise awareness:

https://www.inquirer.com/food/jim-burke-lung-cancer-tag-time-hapy-hour-20210504.html

Great job by both of them. 

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32 minutes ago, Judy M2 said:

And a Philadelphia chef and his wife are in the news, also to raise awareness:

https://www.inquirer.com/food/jim-burke-lung-cancer-tag-time-hapy-hour-20210504.html

Kristina is a member here--she posts under the name @TeamBurke! Her husband, Jim, is being treated at the Perelman Center (U. Penn, where I'm being treated--or was, up until this progression and trial).

Thanks for sharing the article!

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It does annoy me a bit, though, that the writer made it a point to identify Jim as a nonsmoker--as if that makes him a more worthy survivor. Not Jim's or Kristina's fault, of course--the writer is  simply displaying that bias we've all seen before. Nobody wants, or deserves, lung cancer.

Terrific, though, that they can raise awareness and money this way!

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I dropped a note to the reporter, who apologized for how the article could be misinterpreted. 

Hey, I raised the awareness level of ONE person in the media! :) 

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