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Gwen Strong, Why We Run

Gwen Strong, Why We Run

Gwen Orilio Shares Her Story of Being a 31-year-old Lung Cancer Survivor.  On January 2nd, 2015, I got the life changing diagnosis of lung cancer. Being a 31 year old who has never smoked and a mother of a 1.5 year old, I was quite shocked, as were my family and friends. In March it was

NonProfit Action Alert: Save Tax Deductible Donations

NonProfit Action Alert: Save Tax Deductible Donations

There are Two Provisions in the Senate Budget that Would Hurt all North Carolina Nonprofits These provisions would limit nonprofit sales tax refunds and effectively eliminate the state charitable deduction. State legislators, including Senators Tamara Barringer (R-Wake) and John Alexander

Why I Ride... Bart Barefoot's Story

Why I Ride... Bart Barefoot's Story

  Why I Ride... Bart Barefoot Shares his Parents' Lung Cancer Story and Why He's Riding to Brake the Cycle. My father, Lawrence, died last May as a result of lung cancer.  His death certificate doesn’t reference lung cancer.  He never received a lung cancer diagnosis.  In fact, he had

2015 Advocacy Summit will Focus on Empowering Advocates

2015 Advocacy Summit will Focus on Empowering Advocates

Registration for the Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit in Asheville, NC is Open Friday, October 2 The day-long summit will include teaching workshops, interactive sessions, networking, and small group discussions.  Registration is 25.  The goal of the summit is to provide training and guidance

Research Grant Fellow Winners Announced

Research Grant Fellow Winners Announced

  The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is proud to announce the winners of the 2015-2016 Lung Cancer Research Fellows Program. The purpose of the program is to further the development of local lung cancer care and research across the state of North Carolina.  This year the Initiative

Why I Walk... Mary's Misfits

Why I Walk... Mary's Misfits

Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K PJ Anderson shares her story about why she walks for lung cancer.   Her team, Mary's Misfits, is named for her sister. My story isn't one with a happy ending, but it is one with hope in mind. I decided to join and participate because my sister, Mary

Why I Walk... Keller Williams Southpark

Why I Walk... Keller Williams Southpark

Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K The Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K is June 6, 2015 at Park Road Park.  Here to tell you why they walk is Erika Pitman, and her team, Keller Williams - Southpark. Keller Williams Southpark office is participating in the Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K in memory of our

Take Action!  Urge House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Support Funding for Tobacco Use Prevention Programs

Take Action! Urge House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Support Funding for Tobacco Use Prevention Programs

Action Alert!      May 5, 2015 Urge House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Support Funding for Tobacco Use Prevention Programs!    HB 450, Appropriate Funds for Tobacco Use Prevention, was introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators last month. Members of the House Appropriations

BI Becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Initiative

BI Becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Initiative

BI Becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Initiative The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is pleased to announce that Boehringer Ingelhiem has signed on as a Platinum Corporate Sponsor. Our corporate sponsors are committed to helping us sustain and grow our lung cancer education,

It's Official!  Medicare Now Covers Lung Cancer Screening

It's Official! Medicare Now Covers Lung Cancer Screening

It's Official!  Medicare Now Covers Lung Cancer Screening Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their final decision requiring Medicare coverage of  Low-Dose CT Scans for lung cancer. The coverage is effective immediately. "CMS has made a positve and

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