August 21 - December 31, 2020
2020-08-21 2020-12-31 America/New_York Advocacy Summit Private

Advocacy Summit

This year's Advocacy Summit is "All About You" and will be held online via Zoom on August 21 through August 22. At this year's event, we'll be joined by keynote speaker, Sharon Delaney McCloud, who is a cancer survivor and advocate, plus an Emmy-award winning broadcaster.

By attending our event you'll learn how to use your own story to be the best advocate you can be, allowing you to leave the biggest impact you can on your local lung cancer community. While at our event you'll be able to participate in a "Lung Cancer 101" session, hear about health disparities and the latest research updates from our panel of experts and network with others (survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals, advocates, families and more). 

Keynote Speaker: 
Sharon Delaney McCloud

Sharon Delaney McCloud is an Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, TEDx Speaker, Certified Diversity Executive CDE®, agency owner, cancer survivor, Olympic Torch Bearer and communications expert who amplifies your impact in business and life through high-content programs that deliver results.

In these challenging times when our physical, mental and social well-being are tested continuously, it's crucial that we build a culture of resilience. For lung cancer survivors,  caregivers, healthcare professionals and researchers, it's even more important. In this compelling narrative, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster and TEDx Speaker Sharon Delaney McCloud presents an inspirational and actionable playbook that you can use right away in your professional and personal lives. 

Summit Agenda

Friday, August 21, 12:00PM-3:30PM- Friday's video

  • 12:00PM- Welcome and Introductions, Paige Humble, MBA, Executive Director, Lung Cancer Initiative, SLIDES
  • 12:15PM- All About You: Building Your Resilience to Be the Best You, Sharon Delaney McCloud, Walk West
  • 1:05PM- Your Story Matters – How to use storytelling to create empathy with your audience, Chris Thiede, Independent content strategist, writer and marketing consultant
  • 1:40PM- Using your story to Advocate for Research Funding, Dusty Donaldson, LungCAN and Live Lung, SLIDES
  • 2:00PM- Now is the Time: Addressing Disparities in Lung Cancer Panel

    Karen Winkfield, MD, PhD, Associate Director of Cancer Health Equity, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, SLIDES

     Nadine J. Barrett, PhD., MA., MS, Assistant Professor of Community Health and Associate Director of Alliances for Community Engagement and Stakeholder Strategy, Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute

    Mellisa Wheeler, MHA, Director of Disparities and Outreach Program Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health

  • 3:00-3:30PM- Networking Breakout Sessions- Survivors, Caregivers, Advocates

Saturday, August 22, 9:00AM-12:00PM- Saturday's Video

  • 9:00AM- Welcome and Introductions, Amy Cipau, President, Lung Cancer Initiative
  • 9:15AM- Lung Cancer 101 and COVID Update, Dr. Jennifer Garst, Professor of Medicine, Director of Oncology Clinical Research, Duke Cancer Center Raleigh
  • 9:45AM- Personalized Medicine Panel

Dr. Kathryn Mileham, Chief of the Section of Thoracic Medical Oncology and Associate Professor at Atrium Health’s Levine Cancer Institute

Dr. Jeff Petty, Professor, Hematology and Oncology, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, SLIDES

Tammy Allred, RN,OCN, Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator, UNC Cancer Center, SLIDES

  • 10:45AM- Comprehensive Biomarker Testing, Dr. Katy Wong, Senior Medical Science Liaison, Foundation Medicine
  • 11:05AM- How You Can Help and Ways to Get Involved, SLIDES
  • 11:30-12:00PM- Networking Breakout Sessions- Survivors, Caregivers, Advocates

Since this year's Summit theme is All About You, we would love to hear your story.  If you are interested, please send a brief, about 1 minute, video about you and how lung cancer has impacted your life.  We will be sharing these throughout the Summit.  Please send videos to  A few tips:  please film horizontally and speak loud and clear. 

If you have any questions about the Summit, please reach out to Colleen Christensen at

We hope that you join us for this special Advoacy Summit, "All About You," to learn how to be the best advocate for lung cancer and those affected by lung cancer that you can be!

Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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