Lung Foundation Australia News – Advocating for Australians with Lung Cancer
In August at the 6th Australian Lung Cancer Conference the Lung Foundation launched its new report “Improving Outcomes for Australians with Lung Cancer – A Call to Action”. This is a key component of the Lung Foundation’s ongoing advocacy efforts on behalf of patients with lung cancer, their families and carers. On October 12 the Lung Foundation held a reception for the Parliamentary Friends of Lung Health group at Parliament House, to convey the message directly to politicians. The event was well attended and there was a lot of interest in the issues discussed. The need for greater investment in research – and a request for government support – was one of the key messages. Please add your voice to these efforts and sign the Lung Foundation’s online petition.
Four key areas for action to improve the lives of Australians with lung cancer are highlighted in the report:
- Raise the profile and reduce the stigma of lung cancer
- Prioritise early detection efforts, including identifying and implementing an effective national screening strategy
- Improve access to best practice care
- Increase research funding
The full report and a one-page infographic are available for download at the Lung Foundation’s website. Limited hard copies are also available for distribution – contact Ros. The further the message is circulated, the better the chance of making a difference!
Love Your Lungs Fun Run and Walk, Melbourne, 27 November
Lung Foundation Australia is delighted to announce that registrations are open to take part in our family-friendly Love Your Lungs Fun Run and Walk. We are holding this event to help raise awareness, as well as much needed funds to support the vital work of the Lung Foundation. With the support of the Collingwood Football Club, we are fortunate to have been provided exclusive use of the Holden Centre and Glasshouse venue to hold the event. This means that you and your family can get the chance to run/walk on the Olympic Oval, as well as meet some of the Collingwood players. We will have a few activities after the fun run to entertain the entire family.
As the event is open to everyone and caters for all fitness levels, we really encourage all of our supporters and patients to take part. For further details and to register please visit our website loveyourlungs.lungfoundation.com.au or phone 1800 654 301 today – we need your support!