Throughout the month of November, the Lung Cancer Initiative seeks to provide opportunities for education, awareness, and inspiration as a part of the internationally-recognized Lung Cancer Awareness Month 2019.  NC Governor Roy Cooper has additionally proclaimed November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month for the state of North Carolina.

Governor's Proclamation

Get Out and About

  • Greensboro LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk, & Rally (November 2, Greensboro):  What better way to raise awareness of lung cancer than by joining family and friends for this event at Center City Park in Greensboro?  From a celebration of hope and remembrance to a beautiful 5K run and walk through downtown Greensboro, to face painting and games for children, there's something for everyone at this year's event.  Register online.
  • Thankful Hearts: Thanks to Caregivers (November 6, Raleigh): Join us for a night dedicated to survivors and their families celebrating caregivers.  Activities will include a pie baking contest, thank you note station and pumpkin painting. Former NFL player and national spokesperson on lung cancer, Christ Draft will be providing an inspirational message during this event.  Learn more and register.
  • Volunteer Orientation (November 13, Webinar):  If you are interested in learning more about the Lung Cancer Initiative and how you can get involved through volunteer opportunities, please join our webinar to learn more.  It will be from 4-5PM on November 13.  Email Colleen for the registration link.
  • Early Detection Saves Lives - Communities connecting to fight lung cancer (November 14, Webinar):  Join the  NC Comprehensive Cancer Control Program for a webinar featuring Dr. Kathryn Mileham, Levine Cancer Institute; lung cancer survivor, Tomma Hargraves; and the Lung Cancer Initiative from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  Register online.
  • Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Fights Cancer Night (November 23, Raleigh):  Be sure to stop by the Lung Cancer Initiative table before and during the event. Learn more.


  • 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.
  • #UnSelfie one way to share your story is by downloading the #UnSelfie template (link below) below, print it out, write why you're raising awareness of lung cancer this month on the template, or how lung cancer has affected your life, then take a selfie and upload it to social media with the hashtags #UnSelfie #NCLungCancer and #LCAM. We will then share your post and story on our social media. Don't forget to tag us in your post!

Download the #UnSelfie Template here


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.

Support & Shop

  • Make a Gift:  You can fund critical lung cancer research and access programs right here in North Carolina.  Your financial support helps to fuel Lung Cancer Initiative's mission to save lives and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, education, awareness and access programs across the state.  Donate online.


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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