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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!! Did you know that?     It seems not many people do.

I’m going to challenge YOU to take part. If you’re reading this, you not only know someone with lung cancer, you will be personally touched by it at some point in your life. (sorry to say)

225,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in the US this year. Approximately 160,000 will die.

That’s 438 people per day!

If a jumbo jet crashed killing 438 people per day – that would get attention!!

Airplane Crash (1)

Here are a few facts:
– Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in the WORLD
– It kills more people than breast, prostate, and colon cancer COMBINED yet it receives the lowest funding
– Lung cancer in non-smokers is the 6th leading cause of cancer death in the US
– Lung cancer is on the rise in young , never-smoking women
– If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer

During the month of November a group of amazing lung cancer survivors/bloggers are going to feature someone each day that has been affected by lung cancer. You may not blog but you can still participate.

READ them, SHARE them, and HELP educate others.

If you’re my friend, care about me or my family, or have a personal experience with lung cancer, I am relying on you to help me raise awareness.

It is only after educating the public, we can then tackle the funding issue.

Thank you in advance for your support!