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Monday, June 12, 2006

Women Against Lung Cancer Changes Their Name

I recieved this in my email box the other day:
As of June 1, 2006, Women Against Lung Cancer has become National Lung Cancer Partnership.

Why have we changed our name? We want to make sure we are partnering with everyone who can help us achieve our goals, including men, women, young, old, physicians, researchers, allied health professionals, survivors, advocates, industry, and the general public.

Although our name has changed, our goals have not. Our mission remains to decrease deaths due to lung cancer, and help patients live longer and better through research, awareness, and advocacy.

We are still focused on:
*Raising awareness of the deadly impact of lung cancer, particularly upon women
*Increasing funding for lung cancer research
*Supporting and promoting research into sex differences in lung cancer
*Encouraging professionals, particularly women, to enter into and be successful in lung cancer research, treatment, and care.

Personally, I am glad to see they changed their name. Even though they state they still are focused on women affected by the disease, lung cancer knows no gender differences.

Lung Cancer AwarenessPosted by Lynda (Laurianne's Sister) :: 7:10 PM :: 0 people are more aware