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2019 Advocate Award Winner: Caregiver of the Year - Jeffrey Blum

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Caregiver of the Year - Jeffrey Blum

Jeffrey Blum, MD, showed what it meant to be a dedicated caregiver through the care of his late wife, Linda.    Four years ago he retired immediately after Linda’s diagnosis, he provided meticulous care through every appointment, medication, and researching every treatment option.  

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Healthcare Provider of the Year - Pamela Boswell

Pamela Boswell, RN, is a Nurse Navigator at Hayworth Cancer Center in High Point, NC and a long-time supporter of the Lung Cancer Initiative. Her dedication to lung cancer survivors through her work is astounding.    From navigating disability paperwork to monitoring high-risk patients to

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Committee Member of the Year - Jennifer Ersek

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Committee Member of the Year - Jennifer Ersek

  Jennifer Ersek, PhD, has shown commitment and leadership to the lung cancer community since she became a Lung Cancer Initiative research fellow in 2016. From there, Jen’s involvement in LCI flourished from serving on the access grant committee, to being an integral part of LCI’s strategic

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Survivor of the Year - Jon Gorman

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Survivor of the Year - Jon Gorman

Jon Gorman became involved with Lung Cancer Initiative within months of his initial diagnosis. Ever since then, Jon has dedicated his time to sharing his story with others. Whether it's meeting survivors or those newly diagnosed with lung cancer for lunch around town, sharing his story

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Volunteer of the Year - Elatt Spiller

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Volunteer of the Year - Elatt Spiller

2019 Volunteer of the Year - Elatt Spiller Elatt Spiller has been volunteering with Lung Cancer Initiative from the organization's very first 5K race. Her unending support as a volunteer has made a significant impact and demonstrated her dedication to the fight against lung cancer. From

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Awards Access Grant to Rebuilding Together of the Triangle to Install Radon Mitigation Systems in Low-Income Homes

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Awards Access Grant to Rebuilding Together of the Triangle to Install Radon Mitigation Systems in Low-Income Homes

Raleigh, NC, January 13, 2020 – The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCI) has awarded an Access Grant to Rebuilding Together of the Triangle (RTT). The 10,000 access grant will support RTT’s efforts to install radon mitigation systems in the homes of low-income homeowners in eastern Wake

Stage 3 Mile Hike Raises Over $10,000 for LCI

On September 10, 2019, employees of the Nashville Districts of AstraZeneca Oncology hiked Grandfather Mountain to increase lung cancer awareness and raise donations for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCI). In the first-ever “Stage 3 Mile Hike,” the employees of AstraZeneca

Palliative Care is a Complementary Rather than Competing Approach to Lung Cancer Treatment

By Carl Grey, MD Associate Professor and Director of Palliative Care at Wake Forest Baptist Health Palliative Care is a young field, recognized as an official discipline of medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2006. Many may not know that some of the most significant

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