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Lung Cancer Alliance’s Campaign to End the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Although these ads have been around for a while, I thought it would be nice to share again since there is still a struggle to “de-stigmatize” lung cancer.

Lung cancer is a complicated disease; the two main types of lung cancer are Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) and Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer, making up 80-85% of all cases, and typically grows and spreads more slowly than small cell lung cancer. SCLC makes up 15-20% of all lung cancer cases. It is a fast-growing cancer that spreads rapidly to other parts of the body. To read more about NSCLC and SCLC, click here.

Many people believe that if you have lung cancer, you did something to deserve it. What they don’t know is that lung cancer doesn’t discriminate; even non-smokers can get lung cancer. Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, claiming more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined, but is the least funded.

To learn more about the Lung Cancer Alliance, lung cancer, support and resources, and how you can make a difference, click on the image below.

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A great way to donate or raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research is through the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’s Jog For Jill. Click the image below to learn more about who Jill’s Legacy. There are Jog for Jill’s nationwide, so visit the website to find out when the closest run is for you!

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Some facts about lung cancer from jillslegacy.org:

  • 80% of newly diagnosed lung cancer patients either never smoked or quit smoking decades ago.
  • Every three minutes another person is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • The underfunding of lung cancer has kept its survival rate as low as it was in 1971.
  • Lung cancer will not end or be cured if everyone quit smoking right now.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: August 2013 NCPP CBP General Meeting

Our next North County Prevention Partnership (NCPP) General Meeting for the Community Based Partnership (CBP) Coalition in Daly City/Pacifica is in less than two weeks! Please mark your calendars for August 28, 2013 (WED) from 3:30PM-5:00PM. More information is on the flyer below.

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Please feel free to contact Ingrid Mapanao at imapanao@aars.org or 650-243-4855 if you have any questions.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mental Health First Aid trainings for August 2013

Click on the images below to download the PDF flyers.

North County Community Room – Spanish – Space still available!
Wednesdays August 14th, 21st, and 28th
5:00 pm- 8:00 pm
375 89th St.
Daly City, CA 94015
Food and childcare provided!!

North County Spanish MHFA -ENGLISH FLYERNorth County Spanish MHFA August 2013Application for the Spanish MHFA:

Spanish
Pyramid Alternatives- English
3 Thursdays in a row:
August 22nd, 2013
August 29th, 2013
September 5th, 2013
9:00 am- 1:30 pm
1720 S Amphlett Blvd, Suite 123
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Application for Pyramid Alternatives:

English

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: LGBT & Aging Conference: Equality: Opportunities Now

What does Culturally Competent Care post DOMA look like? The striking down of the Defense of Marriage Act has far reaching implications for the LGBT community, including federal taxes, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare. Also learn about best practices, HIV in older adults, local resources and more.

Keynote Speaker: Shane Snowden

Date: October 23, 2013

Location: Santa Clara

Registration Fees:

Early Bird = $99 — Register by September 30 and Save!
General = $119
Senior/Student = $50

 

Continuing Education Credits are an additional $15 for each group.

NEWS: Social Host Ordinances and the Issue of Underage Drinking

Click on the image below to download the PDF.

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“At OJJDP Experts Address Best Ways To Tackle Issue of Underage Drinking”

Alcohol is the most commonly used and abused drug in the united states, playing a significant role in the United States’ youth homicide, suicide, and violent crime rates. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Administrator Robert Listenbee encourages officials from both law enforcement agencies and the justice system to form partnerships with local community groups in order to address this issue. Listenbee also said that it is vital that advocacy organizations never think of children as “mini adults”.

Advocates need to have a sharp focus on science-based strategies, emphasizing the most effective, evidence-driven approaches. Click here to read more about what OJJDP experts say are the best ways to tackle the issue of underage drinking.

“BUZZKILL: Serve Under 21 and the Party’s Over”

Drug Free Action Alliance has developed a program to hep colleges educate their students on the responsibilities and consequences of social hosting. The program addresses an issue univeral to all college campuses and communities, is easy to implement, and comes in a user-friendly Program Kit that is available here.

ANNOUNCEMENT: NCPP Policy Advocacy Work Group First Meeting September 5, 2013

Interested in changing your community through passing a policy that will help reduce youth access to alcohol from the retail environment? Learn more about what you can do in Daly City, California and Pacifica, California!

Please contact Mary Bier for any questions and/or to RSVP for the meeting.
E-mail: marykbier@gmail.com
Phone: (510)364-8438

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