Lung cancer is today the leading cause of cancer death worldwide for both women and men. However, thanks to medical research, even those of us with advanced lung cancer are living longer lives. With more research and by working together, we believe we can do even better.
This year for Lung Cancer Awareness Month, ALK+ International has partnered with US-based non-profit ALK Positive Inc. and developed a social media campaign called “More Research, More Life.” Our social media campaign highlights the unexpected faces and stories of those diagnosed with ALK+ lung cancer. Our goal is to raise vital funds, all of which will go straight into our research pot.
It is thanks to research that ALK-positive lung cancer patients are alive today. Through more research, we know that we can increase life expectancy further and even one day find a cure. With your help, we can make this happen even sooner.
Here’s how you can help:
If you have ALK+ lung cancer, share your story
Consider sharing your story online. Use this form to request your LCAM social media card. Just fill in all the information and then email your high-quality photo(s) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Share our social media posts
You don't need to have ALK+ lung cancer to help us raise awareness and advocate for vital research funds. By sharing information about ALK-positive lung cancer, you’ll help us drive awareness, inspire new hope and change the face of the disease. Between 1-30 November, be sure to follow our ALK+ International social media accounts (below) and share, like and comment on our posts.
Follow us on social media
Publish your own social media posts
You can also adapt the following and post to your personal social media accounts:
I’m joining @ALKInternational this November during #LCAM to raise awareness of the leading cancer killer - lung cancer. #MoreResearchMoreLife. Learn more: https://www.alkinternational.org/LCAM
I am advocating for more funding into #ALKPositive #lungcancer which is usually diagnosed at stage 4, when incurable. #MoreResearchMoreLife #LCAM. Learn more: https://www.alkinternational.org/LCAM
Anyone can get lung cancer. This #LCAM, help me advocate for more #lungcancer #research funding – you can make a difference by donating the cost of a cup of coffee. #MoreResearchMoreLife. Please donate today: https://www.alkinternational.org/LCAM
Only 10 years ago, survival for ALK+ lung cancer was measured in months. Today, thanks to research, it is measured in years. #MoreResearchMoreLife. Donate today: https://www.kindlink.com/fundraising/ALK-International/lcam
Make a one-off donation
Help us make #MoreResearchMoreLife a reality by donating; even just the cost of a coffee makes a huge difference. You can donate:
Run a fundraiser
Why not create your own fundraiser? No matter how much you raise, it all makes a huge difference. Why not get sponsored a run or cycle, or if you aren't the sporting type, bake and sell some cakes. Start your fundraiser here:
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