National Advocacy Summit

September 27-28, 2017

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert Street N.W.

Washington, DC, 20008

 

What is the Summit?:  At a time when access to healthcare is a priority for every American, our combined voices will help ensure that the fight against lung cancer remains a priority among our national policymakers. You will come together with others impacted by lung cancer to learn how to effectively share your story and educate Members of Congress about the disparities that exist for lung cancer. You will receive hands-on training with distinct calls to action to ensure increased research funding and better and affordable healthcare for all.

 

Who Should Come?: We need patients, survivors, caregivers and loved ones from across the country to join us in Washington, DC and make your voice heard in our unwavering commitment to fight lung cancer. No prior experience is needed, just your story.

 

Preliminary Agenda [Note:  There will be a Pre-Summit Webinar Training in early September. Additional details will be sent to registered participants via email.]

Wednesday, Sept. 27

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM          Open Registration

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM          General Session & Advocacy Training

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM          Dinner Social

 

Thursday, Sept. 28

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM       Congressional Breakfast

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM       Advocacy Hill Day meetings with your legislators

4:00 PM –  6:00 PM         Capitol Reception & Congressional Awards

 

Registration Deadline:  July 31, 2017

For more information and a link to registration:  http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/events/2017-national-advocacy-summit.html

 


A March 8 webinar titled “Lung Cancer Screening: How to Save 712 Kentuckians This Year!” will focus on lung cancer screening, including patient eligibility, and conducting shared decision making, as well as recent updates.

The 12:30 p.m. EST state-wide webinar will feature a presentation by Anthony Weaver, M.D., of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, who will discuss a host of issues related to low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening in Kentucky. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Weaver and screening policy expert Angela Criswell of Lung Cancer Alliance.

The webinar is a CME/CE offering of Kentucky LEADS Collaborative at the University of Louisville. A $100 Amazon gift card will be sent to the first 100 eligible Kentucky providers who participate and complete a registration survey and a post-event survey. Those eligible are practicing primary care providers, cardiologists, pulmonologists and/or lung cancer screening navigators.

To register: http://www.cvent.com/d/t5q7b2

For more information call (502) 852-6318.

 


November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! Below is a list of events and activities happening across Kentucky to raise lung cancer awareness, provided by the Kentucky Cancer Consortium’s Lung Cancer Network. We hope to see you at some events!

 

All November:

Love Your Lungs (UK BREATHE)

Social Media Campaign

#loveyourlungs @kysmokefree

Promoting: NEW county level radon map infographics and virtual Train the Trainer seminars to use the new materials in the community

 

October 29th:

KentuckyOne Cancer Care Shine a Light

October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM

KentuckyOne Cancer Care Blazer Pkwy

3470 Blazer Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40509

Organizer:  Lauren Whelan, laurenwhelan@kentuckyonehealth.org

Note: being held in conjunction with KYOne Cancer Screening Day

 

November 1

Baptist Health Cancer Care Shine a Light

November 1, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Cancer Center at Baptist Health

1 Trillium Way, Corbin, KY 40701

Organizer:  Becky Garrison, Martha.garrison@bhsi.com

 

November 3

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

Annual Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Statewide Meeting

UK Boone Center

Lexington, KY

Contact: Celeste Worth, cmtuck01@louisville.edu 

 

November 3-4

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

Kentucky Academy of Physician Assistants

Hilton Downtown

Lexington, KY

Contact: Celeste Worth, cmtuck01@louisville.edu 

 

November 4

Robley Rex VA Medical Center Shine a Light

November 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Room E-005 (Located near West Entrance)

800 Zorn Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206

Organizer: Jennifer Pendleton, jennifer.pendleton@va.gov

 

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

2016 KMA CME Coordinator Conference

U of L Shelby Campus

Louisville, KY

For more info, contact Rachel Sender at KMA

502-814-1396

 

November 6

The 6th annual Central Kentucky FREE TO BREATHE 5 K Run/Walk

November 6

2 PM

LFUCG Coldstream Park, Lexington, KY

freetobreathe.org/centralky #freetobreathe

More information in another event post below.

 

November 9-11

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

KY Primary Care Association Annual Conference

Embassy Suites

Lexington, KY

Contact: Celeste Worth, cmtuck01@louisville.edu 

 

November 10

Baptist Health Lexington Shine a Light

November 10, 2016, 6:00 PM

The Signature Club at Lansdowne

3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington, KY 40502

Organizer: Sara Barker, sara.barker@bhsi.com

 

American Cancer Society

Palliative Care Forum, November 10th

8:00 am – 9:30 am

Louisville, KY

To register or for more information: Erica Palmer Smith, erica.palmersmith@cancer.org or call 859-260-8284 

 

November 11

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Shine a Light

November 11, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Oak Room (located in the basement)

1000 Saint Christopher Drive, Ashland, KY 41101

Organizer:  Leigh Holt: leigh_holt@bshsi.org

 

ARH Regional Cancer Center—Hazard Shine a Light

November 11, 2016, 12:00 PM

ARH Cancer Center-Hazard (to be held in Cancer Center Lobby)

110 Medical Center Drive, Hazard, KY 41701

Organizer:  Shannon Morton, smorton1@arh.org

 

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

Norton Healthcare Primary Care Update

Louisville, KY

Contact: Celeste Worth, cmtuck01@louisville.edu 

 

Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians 65th Annual Scientific Assembly 

Campbell House

Lexington, KY

Contact: Celeste Worth, cmtuck01@louisville.edu 

 

November 12

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

St. Elizabeth Lung Cancer Symposium

Northern KY

For more info, contact:

Michele Kenner, FACHE

St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Michele.Kenner2@stelizabeth.com

 

November 17  

Baptist Health Paducah Shine a Light

November 17, 2016, 5:00 PM

Event Location: TBD

Organizer: Angie Timmons, angie.timmons@bhsi.com

 

American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout

http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/greatamericansmokeout/toolsandresources/resources  

 

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

Southern KY Fall Respiratory Conference

London Community Center

London, KY

Contact: Anna Jones, Southern AHEC

606-864-1432

 

November 20

CINCINNATI 5K WALK & FUN RUN TO END LUNG CANCER

Friendship Park Plaza

Cincinnati, OH

Sunday, November 20, 2016

REGISTER & FUNDRAISE LUNGevity.org/cincinnati

 

Mid November

American Lung Association State of Tobacco Control Report Released

Contact: Heather Wehrheim, Heather.Wehrheim@lung.org 

 

Late November

KY LEADS Collaborative, U of L, Provider Education Presenting/Exhibiting

Pikeville Medical Center Provider Dinner Program

Late Nov. – date TBD

Pikeville Medical Center

Pikeville, KY

Contact: Celeste Worth, cmtuck01@louisville.edu 


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Join us for the Central Kentucky Free to Breathe 6th Annual Lung Cancer 5k Run/Walk and 1-mile Walk!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2016 | 1:40 P.M.

You can help double lung cancer survival! By participating and choosing to fundraise, you’re helping us raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

Help build the movement! Form a Free to Breathe team and ask friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. Register online here, and download pledge and donation forms here.

Join TEAM KY LEADS here!

LOCATION

LFUCG Coldstream Park
1850 Pisacano Drive
Lexington, KY 40511

EVENT SCHEDULE

12:30 p.m. – Registration & check-in
1:40 p.m. – Opening rally
2:00 p.m. – 5K run
2:05 p.m. – 5K walk
2:10 p.m. – 1-mile walk
3:20 p.m. – Closing rally

Additional Information

REGISTRATION FEES/DEADLINES

ONLINE (CLOSES NOV. 2)

$30/$15*

MAIL-IN (MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCT. 31)

$33/$18*

EVENT DAY (BEGINNING AT 12:30 P.M.)

$35/$20*

*youth ages 12 & under

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

Entry into the 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk, 2016 branded Free to Breathe event long sleeve shirt, refreshments and entertainment. All online and mail-in registrants who participate are guaranteed an event t-shirt. A limited quantity of t-shirts in limited sizes will be available for those registering on event day.

FUNDRAISING INFORMATION

Your registration fee counts toward your fundraising efforts and is your first step to your Hero Cape. Raise $100 and earn a Fundraising Hero Cape to wear on event day. Interested in morefundraising rewards? As a registrant, you’ll gain access to our online fundraising tools that make fundraising easy, convenient and fun as you help fund research, patient education and awareness programs through Free to Breathe. Find out how your support helps.

The top three individual fundraisers and top three fundraising teams (based on totals as of 3 p.m. on November 4) will also be acknowledged on event day. Fundraising will remain open throughDecember 6.

For more information and to register, visit Free to Breathe.org or click here.


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Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, the largest coordinated awareness event for lung cancer in the United States, provides a night of hope, inspiration, and support for those who are impacted by lung cancer, as well as an opportunity to continue to raise awareness and educate about the disease. Anyone is welcome to attend these free events.

 

Ashland, KY

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Shine a Light

November 11, 2016, 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Oak Room (located in the basement)

1000 Saint Christopher Drive, Ashland, KY 41101

Organizer:  Leigh Holt: leigh_holt@bshsi.org

 

Corbin, KY

Baptist Health Cancer Care Shine a Light

November 1, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Cancer Center at Baptist Health

1 Trillium Way, Corbin, KY 40701

Organizer:  Becky Garrison, Martha.garrison@bhsi.com

 

Hazard, KY

ARH Regional Cancer Center—Hazard Shine a Light

November 11, 2016, 12:00 PM

ARH Cancer Center-Hazard (to be held in Cancer Center Lobby)

110 Medical Center Drive, Hazard, KY 41701

Organizer:  Shannon Morton, smorton1@arh.org

 

Lexington, KY

Baptist Health Lexington Shine a Light

November 10, 2016, 6:00 PM

The Signature Club at Lansdowne

3256 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington, KY 40502

Organizer: Sara Barker, sara.barker@bhsi.com

 

Lexington, KY

KentuckyOne Cancer Care Shine a Light

October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM

KentuckyOne Cancer Care Blazer Pkwy

3470 Blazer Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40509

Organizer:  Lauren Whelan, laurenwhelan@kentuckyonehealth.org

Note: being held in conjunction with KYOne Cancer Screening Day

 

Louisville, KY

Robley Rex VA Medical Center Shine a Light

November 4, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Room E-005 (Located near West Entrance)

800 Zorn Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206

Organizer: Jennifer Pendleton, jennifer.pendleton@va.gov

 

Paducah, KY

Baptist Health Paducah Shine a Light

November 17, 2016, 5:00 PM

Event Location: TBD

Organizer: Angie Timmons, angie.timmons@bhsi.com

 


Dr. Jamie Studts, Celeste Worth, Morel Jones, and other Kentucky LEADS team members presented on Kentucky LEADS to the Regional Cancer Coordinators of the Kentucky Cancer Program at their statewide meeting in Louisville last week.  The Regional Cancer Coordinators are part of the communities that LEADS serves, and are an essential part of the LEADS team!

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Celeste Worth presenting to the Kentucky Cancer Program Regional Cancer Coordinators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr. Jamie Studts speaking with Kentucky Cancer Program Regional Cancer Coordinators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Morel Jones speaking with Regional Cancer Coordinators of the Kentucky Cancer Program.

 
 
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Dr. Studts of UK represents U of L by wearing his Cardinals tie!

 


sal-logoDr. Jamie Studts and Angela Criswell of Kentucky LEADS attended Shine A Light events in Louisville and Lexington this week. The next Shine A Light event is November 12th in Somerset, KY. This free event is open to anyone touched by lung cancer. It will be one of many vigils throughout the country held in November to increase awareness of lung cancer, support lung cancer patients and caregivers, and remove the stigma of the disease.

From the Lung Cancer Alliance: Shine a Light on Lung Cancer provides our amazing community with hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by lung cancer and those at risk–from survivors to the newly diagnosed to loved ones to healthcare professionals to those simply wishing to help.

Please see the Shine a Light listings below to find an event near you and RSVP today!

Somerset, KY
Thursday, November 12th – 6:00pm
Lake Cumberland Cancer Treatment Center
112 Tradepark Drive
Somerset, KY 42503
Event Organizer: Deborah Carey – deborah.carey@lpnt.net

Please Note: Celebrating the strength and courage of lung cancer survivors.


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5TH ANNUAL LUNG CANCER 5K RUN/WALK AND 1-MILE WALK
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 | 8:40 A.M.

PRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HEALTHCARE

You can help double lung cancer survival! By participating and choosing to fundraise, you’re helping us raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

Help build the movement! Form a Free to Breathe team and ask friends, family members, neighbors and coworkers to join you. Register using the links above, and download pledge and donation forms here.

 

Run/Walk registration site