LUNG FORCE

The lung cancer survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6% over the past five years thanks in part to treatment advances, increased access to care and a new method of early detection. The American Lung Association is committed to doing even more to increase survival rates.   

The 2021 LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day (March 17, 2021) will be a virtual event, allowing LUNG FORCE Heroes to meet with members of Congress to ask them to:

1. Ensure that everyone has affordable, adequate and accessible healthcare. 

2. Support $10 billion in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to rebuild healthier communities and protect our nation’s health from disease, including lung cancer. 

3. Support $46.1 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health so there can be better early detection, treatments and cures for lung cancer.

You can support the efforts of our LUNG FORCE Heroes by following four simple steps:

#1 Call Your Senators and Representative

#2 Send an Email to Congress

#3 Tweet about It

  • Connect with your Senators or Representative using suggested tweets below. Please personalize with their Twitter handle (Use our Find Your Legislator tool to find their contact information – click the ‘+’ to expand and access their social media contact information):
    • .@[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] I’m joining @LungAssociation and @LUNGFORCE to ask for @NIH and @CDCgov funding and to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, adequate and accessible healthcare [LINK TO LANDING PAGE]
    • .@LUNGFORCE is relying on your help @[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] to increase funding @NIH so there can be better early detection, treatments and cures for lung cancer [LINK TO LANDING PAGE]
    • @LUNGFORCE is relying on your help @[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] to increase @CDCgov funding to protect our nation’s health from disease, including lung cancer
    • .@[INSERT MEMBER HANDLE] please act today to ensure that everyone has affordable, adequate and accessible healthcare [LINK TO LANDING PAGE]

#4 Use the LUNG FORCE Facebook Frame

  • Support our advocacy efforts by using our Advocacy Day Facebook Frame. Use this link to add the frame to your profile!

Page last updated: March 17, 2021

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