Give a SMAC! Monkey! Let’s SMAC! #LungCancer During Lung Cancer Awareness Month…and Beyond.

WTF? Where’s the Funding for Lung Cancer and SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer and are teaming up with the LUNGevity Foundation for the SMAC! Monkey Angel Matching Program during the month of November – Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Who Wants a Phoenix SMAC! Monkey- (3) The SMAC! Monkey Angel Matching Program is aiming to put Phoenix, the lung cancer fighting SMAC! monkey, into the arms of 69 people with/impacted by lung cancer. My Mom, Leslie Lehrman, the inspiration behind the creation SMAC!, died from lung cancer at the age of 69 last December. SMAC! is doing this campaign in her honor.

SMAC! monkeys are true “creature comforts” for those with/impacted by cancer…reminding them no one fights it alone. Phoenix has a big  job to do, as lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the least funded. In fact, about 60% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers. ANYONE can get lung cancer.

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So, what does it means to be a SMAC! Angel?  It’s all about GIVING!

A SMAC! Angel purchases and sends a Phoenix to someone in need. Here at SMAC! we are gathering the names of those who have requested a Phoenix and those who want to be a SMAC! Angel.

At the end of November, the names of all who requested a Phoenix will be randomly drawn. Then we will match the Angels with those selected and hopefully fulfill all 69 requests. We can do it! Not only will Angels bring much love and comfort to those in the midst of their journeys, but also contribute to lung cancer research.

How do you get on the lists? Easy. Simply let us know in the comments below this blog post, or on the SMAC! Facebook page. Tell us a little bit about yourself  and why you would like a Phoenix or to be a SMAC! Angel…or both!

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Through the SMAC! Monkey Angel Matching Program, 10% of the proceeds will benefit lung cancer research through the LUNGevity Foundation, the largest private funder of lung cancer research. SMAC! will direct additional proceeds to lung cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, as well as NCONN, the National Coalition of Nurse Navigators.

Little Phoenix is holding a global SMAC!-down on lung cancer. Let’s continue the movement and give a SMAC!

 

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