Monday, November 02, 2009

wtf? (where's is the funding)

check this out friends: november is lung cancer awareness month.
my friend jennifer started this group called "WTF" ((Where's the Funding) for Lung Cancer) in honor of her brave (non-smoking) mama who is battling stage IV lung cancer that is inoperable and at this time incurable.
help us spread the word- lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the u.s. and these fighters deserve the funding for a cure!!!

here is what jennifer has to say:

"WTF" (Where's the Funding) for Lung Cancer?

Yeah, you get the double-entrendre. Some may find it a bit crude. I find it necessary to get peoples' attention - attention to THE #1 cancer killer in the U.S AND the most under-funded. Why? Well, the stigma of smoking.

My mom, Leslie Lehrman, who is 65 years-old and a life-long non-smoker, has stage IV lung cancer - inoperable, incurable. Yes, that's right, you DO NOT have to smoke to get lung cancer. Many people do NOT know this. And more and more people who have never smoked are being diagnosed and dying of lung cancer.

I will not let my mom die without having told her story and without making a difference.

It's time to take the stigma OUT of lung cancer - smokers or not - and get lung cancer the attention and funding it deserves.
Until then, I will continue to loudly scream, "WTF" for Lung Cancer?"

Wanna scream together?
Join my Facebook group: "WTF" (Where's the Funding) for Lung Cancer?

you can follow her journey here.

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