Throughout the month of November, the Lung Cancer Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for education, awareness, and inspiration as a part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2018.



  • Expert Speakers Series with Duke Raleigh Hospital (November 8, 6:00 p.m.):  Hear Jennifer Garst, MD, Duke Raleigh Hospital as she discusses lung cancer screening and the latest information in lung cancer detection and treatment. Free and open to the public.  Register online.
  • Health Disparities in Lung Cancer (November 15, 6:00 p.m.):  Lung cancer remains a major cause of cancer mortality in the general population worldwide. African Americans have the highest incidence and rate of lung cancer-related deaths and develop the disease at an earlier age compared to other racial groups.  Hear researchers Dennis Carmody, MPH, CCRP, Clinical Research Coordinator, Duke Cancer Institute and David M. Foureau, PhD, Research Scientist, Atrium Health discuss findings as a part of their work being funded through a partnership of the Lung Cancer Initiative and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.   Free and open to the public.  Register online.

Lend Support: 

  • Giving Tuesday is on November 27 this year and your generous donation helps to make a difference in lung cancer through research, education, access, and awareness.  Join the world on this generous day by making a donation.  Also, feel free to take a look at how your money is spent by clicking here.

Get Out and About:

  • LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Rally (November 10, Greensboro):  Celebrating eleven years of the Greensboro LUNGe Forward, we will have a post-race celebration with activities for everyone. Celebrating Veteran's Day, we have discounts for veterans and will be celebrating our vets throughout the event. There will be kids' activities, music, vendors and much more!  Register online.
  • Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Fights Cancer Night (November 30, Raleigh):  Come stop by our table starting at 5:00 pm.


  • Share your story of how lung cancer has affected you or a loved one on the Lung Cancer Awareness Month site as many lung cancer organizations come together to bring awareness to this disease.  Don't forget to mention Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.  We also encourage you to share your story with your local newspaper, TV or radio station.

Wear a White Ribbon wherever you go and tell people what it's for.  Ask friends and family - anyone you can think of - to wear one as well.  Ribbons are available at the Lung Cancer Initiative office for free.  Or you can make your own.


Taking advantage of Black Friday deals on Amazon? Consider shopping through Amazon Smile and the Lung Cancer Initiative receives 0.5% back on qualifying purchases! 

Buy your holiday gifts directly from the Lung Cancer Initiative.  You can purchase anything from sweatshirts to coffee mugs, all with the Lung Cancer Initiative or LUNGe Forward logo.  Check out our store for ideas.

LCI is a partner in the The Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition, a group of leading international research and advocacy organizations that partner each November in an effort to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients across the world. The Coalition seeks to educate patients and physicians about effective risk reduction and treatment options, while inspiring hope and achieving better results for patients in the process. Most of all, the Coalition strives to debunk the unfair assumptions and stigma associated with lung cancer by better educating the public on the disease and its causes.

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