The Lungs4Life Motto is: Educate * Motivate * Donate Our fundraising benefits the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center currently being built on the UNMC campus in Omaha. In 2015 we donated $17,500, earmarked for Lung Cancer Research! ANYONE can get lung cancer, even non-smokers! In 2012, the number of people in America who died of lung cancer equates to the populations of Bellevue, Papillion, LaVista, Ralston, Gretna, Fremont and Norfolk combined! We are motivated! Are you?
Fortunately, the oncologist ordered further testing of Leah's biopsy, which brought much needed good news. Leah's lung cancer contained a mutation, a diagnosis that only about 4% of those diagnosed with lung cancer receive.
Just a month prior to her diagnosis, a new oral drug for her specific type of lung cancer had been FDA approved. Leah has been taking that pill every day for over two years; you would never know Leah has lung cancer! Thanks to the research and clinical trials that occurred prior to her diagnosis, her journey has been nothing short of miraculous. Sadly, Doctors anticipate that her cancer will eventually develop a resistance to the drug. There are currently two more oral drugs that have become FDA approved for this type of lung cancer.
The Lungs4Life Foundation was created by Leah's husband in order to actively support lung cancer research and public education! Check out our website: www.lungs4lifefoundation.org to keep an eye on our activities. Registration for our annual FairwaysFOREAirways Golf Scramble will begin soon!