November 1 begins Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers COMBINED, yet receives 7.5 times LESS research funding. Research means better treatment options and increased survival for lung cancer patients. It means less suffering for patients, less grief + heartache for families and it means more HOPE for a CURE.
This month also marks a year since I lost my Daddy, far too young, to this dreadful disease. While I know he is in a much better place, free from the pain induced by his cancer, my heart continues to break in his absence.
This month, I challenge you all to join me to increase lung cancer awareness. Learn, donate, share information. What I wouldn't give to share today with my Dad. My hope is that through awareness, fundraising, prevention and research less families will have to endure the monumental loss of a loved one to lung cancer.