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of course :) I sent a vote y…
of course :) I sent a vote your way! My grandpa passed away from lung cancer and it really doesn't get the publicity it should being such a fast-acting and deadly disease. Hopefully we can work together and help the foundation as much as possible!
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Jaime Fiorito
West Chester, PA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Jul 31, 2011
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Linda Billert passed away on February 21st, 2007, less than 7 months after she was diagnosed. At her funeral we heard many stories at how she touched others lives. We heard of how proud she was of her three children, and all of it really meant a lot to us. We also were told how strong we all were through this whole situation, but truthfully our mother raised us to be strong, independent people. We were also blessed to have the time that we did with her. She really was an amazing woman, and a wonderful mother. She taught us all so much, and it is hard to believe that she won't be with us anymore. She had so much left to teach us, and there is still so much we don't know about her. 

We will all miss her deeply, and appreciate everyone support. Please help us raise money to help others battle this cancer. 

Lung cancer facts: 

- Each year in the US, approximately 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer, and more than 157,00 die of the disease.  

- Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined

- It accounts for nearly 30% of all cancer deaths

- 5 year survival rates for breast cancer is 89% while lung cancer is only 16%

 

Research Investment Makes a Difference
Over the last 30 years, substantial investment has resulted in significant increases in survival of many diseases. For example:

  • Breast Cancer
    US Government research funding: $750 million/year2,3
    Results: significant increase in 5-year survival rates: 4
      - Early 1970s – 75%
      - Today – 90%
     
  • HIV/AIDS
    US Government research funding: $3 billion/year 2
    Results:
      - AIDS was once a near-immediate death sentence.
      - Today – with anti-retroviral drug therapy, the 3-year survival rate is 90%.
     
  • Lung Cancer
    US Government research funding: Only $267 million/year 2,3
    Results: very little change in 5-year survival rates: 4
      - Early 1970s – 12%
      - Today – 16%

 

Stats taken from www.nationallungcancerpartnership.org

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Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung Cancer Awareness

Amount Raised:

$448

 

45% Raised of $1,000 Goal