SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation invites you to join The Living Room, a lively and interactive online support group for those who are directly and indirectly affected by lung cancer. The April Living Room will feature a patient-focused program, titled “Sharing My Personal Journey.” There’s no guest speaker this month, just stories and experiences from patients and family who can offer hope to others.
“When patients have questions about lung cancer, when they have something they want to talk about, when they need advice from someone who has been there before or from experts who can help, patients don’t have to go far,” said Bonnie J. Addario, founder of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. “They just have to go to The Living Room.”
WHERE: Visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-lung-cancer-living-room-support-group
WHEN: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (PST)
The Living Room is the nation’s premier online lung cancer support group for lung cancer patients and their families, offering expert opinion and advice not found anywhere else. Participants listen and interact with leading experts and leaders in the field of lung cancer treatment and research. The Living Room takes place the third Tuesday of every month and is live-streamed online.
Hardcopies of the Patient Education Handbook, “Navigating Lung Cancer, 360 degrees of HOPE” will be given to all patients participating in person and patients online can request the handbook at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation staff monitors the chat room on the live-stream page and forwards questions and comments to support group participants throughout the entire two-hour program. Archived video of the program will be available on the Foundation’s Vimeo page by the second week of May. The program will also air once weekly on Peninsula TV Channel 26.
And join us next month, on May 21, for a special evening with Paul R. Billings MD, PhD, who will talk about the latest developments with molecular profiling and next generation sequencing.
The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change. BJALCF was established on March 1, 2006 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has raised more than $10 million for lung cancer research.