Celebrating Survivorship and Making a Difference

2019-08-09T11:16:57-05:00August 9th, 2019|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

Don Stranathan, well-known in the lung cancer community, sometimes is referred to as Superman or Dr. Don. He is well-informed, tenacious, kind, and is always happy to share what he knows with other lung cancer patients. In 2009, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Survivors created a Life Link chain—one link for each year of life since diagnosis. On Saturday, June 22, he celebrated his 10 year cancerversary by hosting a Celebrating Survivorship party and fundraiser [...]

Crisis and Relief: Reflections on World Lung Cancer Day

2019-08-02T14:39:25-05:00August 2nd, 2019|Hot Topics|

World Lung Cancer Day is a time to remember that this disease remains a crisis around the globe. But is also a day to count the many ways that we’ve helped advance efforts on general awareness, early detection, research funding, innovative research, and support for patients and caregivers.Providing credible information about lung cancer and treatment options.Accessing our website are almost 30,000 individuals per month, with approximately 25% from outside the US. Visit the highest trafficked pages: What is Lung Cancer and [...]

Make an Impact from Home, 7/23!

2019-08-15T10:45:57-05:00July 16th, 2019|News|

On July 23, over 130 advocates will meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill to advocate for the lung cancer community at the GO2 Foundation National Advocacy Summit. Now you have the opportunity to strengthen the collective voice and ignite change—without leaving your home! Join us on July 23 for Virtual Advocacy Action Day, an opportunity for you to echo the voices of advocates in Washington from wherever you are. We’ve made getting involved easy with pre-written tweets and emails, [...]

Lung Cancer Stigma’s Harmful Consequences

2019-08-14T09:16:12-05:00July 10th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Despite increased awareness around lung cancer in recent years, the stigma associated with the disease remains an issue for the lung cancer community. Beyond the known psychosocial issues associated with this stigma, our research has revealed that both patients and oncologists feel that the stigma can actually affect the level of care a patient receives and lead to worse health outcomes. Our very own Jennifer King, PhD, Senior Director, Science & Research, sat down with Cure magazine to discuss this social stigma and [...]

Going the Extra Mile: Jason’s Story

2019-07-09T16:52:00-05:00July 9th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Losing a loved one to lung cancer is a pain that no one should have to experience. After Jason’s mother passed away from lung cancer in May 2018, he committed to doing something positive in her honor. On November 3, he’ll be running in the 2019 New York City Marathon as part of the GO2 Foundation Endurance Team; a group of committed athletes with a common goal of raising funds and awareness for lung cancer. In exchange for his entry to [...]