In the month of December, Wharton Wines will donate $5 to LCFA for every bottle of wine sold. For Wharton Wines, the month of December is one of remembrance. December marks the one – year passing of Al Wharton. Al was the father of Wharton Wines’ founder, Geoff. While Al was only 67 when he passed from small cell lung cancer, he led an amazing life and touched the lives of many people.
To order wine or learn more about Wharton Wines, please call 707.287.7967 or visit the Wharton website… www.whartonwines.com
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Five years ago, Nancy Huhn was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She has never been a smoker, but was unknowingly exposed to radon in her home for almost fifteen years. Nancy has beaten the odds and is now a proud survivor and active volunteer for LCFA. Her latest project was hosting a fundraising event for the Lung Cancer Foundation of America to raise awareness of lung cancer and radon levels in Kentucky and to raise funds for lung cancer research. Donations and a portion of all sales were donated to LCFA for disease and treatment research to bring us closer to a cure for lung cancer.
Yoga has so many ways of relaxing one’s mind and body. This is especially true when dealing with the stresses of a loved one having lung cancer.
Namaste for Lung Cancer a unique event to help the friends and families of lung cancer victims while raising funds for lung cancer research, was held on November 19, 2011 in Roseville, CA. Participants enjoyed a 2 hour yoga class and also took pleasure in the knowledge that their donations for the class benefit lung cancer research through LCFA.
Namaste – Let us honor the spirit in each other. We are all equal. The word “namaste” removes the ugly stigma surrounding lung cancer. Please help us honor the spirit in those who are struggling with lung cancer, patients, families and caregivers alike.
The evening festivities included
- Speakers from Oncimmune (Blood Test Can Help Detect LUNG CANCER)
- Gulledge Family Wellness
- Linda Meyer Parrish, author of There IS no Stage 5
- Gold Stash for Cash
- Shopping and Silent Auction
- H – orderves and BLINGtinis
The 2011 “Superman Scramble” Golf Tournament at Indian Springs Golf Course in Louisville, KY will be held Sunday, September 11, 2011. Proceeds will benefit LCFA along with supporting Michael McDill, (a young father of two who was diagnosed with stage 4 Lung Cancer in August 2009) and Uniting Against Lung Cancer.
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The first annual Sharon Clough Memorial Golf Tournament Against Lung Cancer was a rousing success, raising some much-needed funds for LCFA’s lung cancer research grants.
The tournament, complete with hole in one contests on the 4th, 7th, 12th and 16th holes, included a putting contest and a silent auction. Please click here for more information.
The friends of Clark Fisher, an athlete and a non-smoker who lost his battle with lung cancer in November of 2009, hosted the 2nd Annual KingFisher Memorial Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, August 6, 2011. The proceeds raised at this event were donated to the Cancer Patient Help Fund (a local organization in York) and Lung Cancer Foundation of America for lung cancer research.
The Fisher family at the 2010 Kingfisher Memorial Volleyball Tournament
A group of “Day at the Races” attendees boarded Amtrak in the morning for a beautiful ride down the coast to “where the surf meets the turf down in old Del Mar.” At the 2nd annual LCFA “Day at the Races” charity event, we all enjoyed picture perfect weather, fantastic food and a great day of betting on the ponies! A BIG thank you to our corporate sponsors, Pfizer and Genentech. Also, a very special thank you to Kent Ochs. Everyone learned so much from him and really enjoyed his tours of the paddock area. We all walked away with a lot more empathy for the horses! Don’t miss out next year – we’re already planning “LCFA Day at the Races 2012!”
Powersource Entertainment hosted a very successful run/walk in memory of Carolyn Lockhart, Emma Lee Perkins and Thelma Lee Holley on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Shiloh High School in Snellville, GA. The event included free food and games and live music and events. Thank you to our hosts for all their efforts!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011 was “Big Sunday Weekend.” This year, Big Sunday and LCFA teamed up to host a craft booth at the Los Angeles High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. We made special windsocks to honor and commemorate those who have braved the lung cancer battle.
The 5th annual golf tournament honoring the memory of Erik Hidalgo was held on April 29, 2011 in Upland, CA. Each year since 2007, Erik’s family has hosted a golf tournament in his honor with the proceeds going to charity. This year, the Hidalgo family team designated Lung Cancer Foundation of America as the recipient of their fundraising efforts – and what a successful event it was!
Erik Hidalgo, a non-smoker, was just 24 years old when lung cancer took his life, six days before his first wedding anniversary and a mere 68 days after his diagnosis. Erik was also an employee of the Jonsson Cancer Center at UCLA where his computer knowledge, gentle manner and ease with people made him a fast favorite with everyone on the fund-raising team. He truly enjoyed his job, which he found inspiring because he believed the work of the cancer center was so important.