“WTF?” (Where’s the Funding) for Lung Cancer?
Yeah, you get the double-entrendre. Out with political correctness. It’s time to bring attention to the THE #1 cancer killer in the U.S and the LEAST funded.
My mom, Leslie Lehrman, has never smoked. She 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. In fact, 80% of new lung cancer cases are diagnosed in patients who have NEVER smoked or former smokers who quit decades ago.
Lung cancer is no longer just a smoker’s disease! It’s time to take the stigma OUT of lung cancer – smokers or not – and get lung cancer the attention and funding it deserves.
While we are making strides in lung cancer awareness and funding. It’s not enough. Not even close.
Cure? Sure, but we have major issues to tackle first. Until lung cancer becomes a treatable, manageable chronic disease, I will continue to loudly scream, “WTF” for Lung Cancer?”
We are starting a movement and it is truly gaining momentum. In addition to many news stories, blog posts, etc., about “WTF?”, the campaign, was featured in the Huffington Post and was also a finalist in the 4th Annual Mashable’s Awards for “Most Creative Social Media Campaign.”
I will not let my mom die without having told her story and without making a difference. Here is her story.
Please, don’t let my mom’s story become YOUR story too. Join the movement to make lung cancer matter!