The event last Tuesday night was a success! It was a little choppy at times but I attribute that to the organizers being a bit emotional. Lung cancer hits close to home for them.
My favorite parts…
Survivor Jessica Steinberg took the stage to tell her lung cancer story. She’s a young gal with lots of spunk who is up against Stage 4 cancer. Her story started off with a jaw dropper. Jessica was in an abusive relationship; following a beating, she went to a clinic for imaging of her broken ribs. They found a hell of a lot more than broken ribs on those images. Her story can be read on the Chemo-sabe blog.
Lung cancer specialist Dr Sandler added bits on: lacking lung cancer funding, direction treatment is heading (towards targeted therapies), importance of second opinions, and consideration of clinical trials.
I was surrounded by the love of 24 friends, 1 family member, and 2 friends unable to attend that donated (pretty much behind my back!) to the Lung Cancer Alliance on my behalf. ‘Team Kimmywink‘ was a force that night!
I am very motivated to do more to fight against lung cancer. I’m not sure where to start. Got suggestions? Send them my way!