Lately I have been discouraged by the notion that so many nonprofits regards driving their mission as synonymous with selling an oreo cookie...
Why I'm "Here"
I did not choose to be on this Lung Cancer Patient/Advocacy Road; it chose me. Had my late mother not been diagnosed with late stage inoperable lung cancer, I can say with a fair amount of certainty, I would not be on this road. We never considered the possibility of lung cancer because we did not know the facts. Lung Cancer is Not Just for Smokers. I became an advocate because I did not want one other family to face the shock that our family did. NO ONE IS IMMUNE from a lung cancer diagnosis. My goal is to empower people with information in order to give them a fighting chance. My goal is to reframe the issue of lung cancer in order to address the social stigma currently associated with the disease. My goal is to support increased lung cancer research to find the cure.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Good news: at 12:07 PM Francis Collins was confirmed as the new NIH director. While I probably know better, can't help but think that yesterday's blog entry was read. Now onward and upward