Today, Saturday 4th February is World Cancer Day and people are being urged to get active to help combat the world’s most deadly diseases, the cancers. Lung Cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and in New Zealand more people die of lung cancer than of breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma combined. 2017 World Cancer […]
Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is more common and more serious in older adults. The enclosed infographic highlights important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimise the risk. World Pneumonia Day was observed on Saturday 12th November and we highlight this serious lung infection during lung health month (November). Become a lung health champion […]
Senior Health Reporter, Lorelei Mason, interviews lung cancer patients; John Ashton and Kate Hodges and Medical Director Chris Atkinson about New Zealand’s biggest cancer killer, lung cancer, and the inequalities that exist for patients and their families. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/why-couldnt-have-had-breast-cancer-lung-sufferer-says-stigma-surrounding-disease-can-isolating
Thanks to Simon O’Connor MP & Chair of the Health Select Committee for hosting a parliamentary function for our cause to engage MPs and key leaders with NZ’s biggest cancer killer, lung cancer.
November is lung health awareness month. Your support by sharing our poster and/or organising an event will help our cause save lives by increasing awareness and early detection of lung disease. Click here to plan an event. https://nfp.everydayhero.com/nz/lung-foundation-new-zealand# Click on this link to our lung health poster. c004193-lfnz-a4-poster-v52034
Ten year old, Tom Hodges has rallied some of his school mates to form a group of seven called “The Lung Busters”. They are taking on the Summer Starter 10k run on the 27th November in support of Toms mum Kate who has lung cancer. The Lung Busters, together with their families and friends are helping our cause […]
Congratulations to our lung cancer patient ambassador Dr John Ashton for achieving his goal of completing the Honest 10 K run in under 60 minutes – in record time of 54.28! We are also grateful for his tremendous advocacy and fundraising support. The Honest 10 is one of many runs organised by the Wellington Harrier Athletic Club and we are […]
Listen to John discuss his journey with lung cancer and raise awareness about lung health.
Lung Cancer Patient Ambassador, John Ashton has set his sights on completing this 10k event to raise awareness of lung cancer and highlight not only the results of access to effective medicines, but also the benefits of exercise for people with lung disease. Whilst John has just ¾ of his pre-cancer lungs left, he has […]
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