Special thanks to Protect Environmental for their generous donation of $ 2,500 to our organization for participating in their campaign during the month of January to increase radon awareness. Founder, Lindi Campbell and fellow Kentucky lung cancer survivors, Leah and Chasity, joined in the efforts to elevate the message of the dangers of radon and its link to lung cancer.
A special thanks to UK HealthCare Markey Cancer Center for the large wall mural that was placed in the Bluegrass Airport recognizing our organization, Breath of Hope KY, and the work we do to raise awareness about lung cancer in the community and emphasizing the importance of early detection. Lindi is currently being treated at the Markey Cancer Center and is grateful they chose her story to highlight in this public way.
The EGFR Resisters Lung Cancer Patient Group and Breath of Hope KY, Inc. are partnering on a project to create and centralize disease state educational tools. These tools, which may be print, digital and/or video, will focus on education related to EGFR-positive non-small cell lung cancer for patients/caregivers and/or health-care professionals and may be used for presentations and/or speeches. We would like to thank Eli Lilly and Company for their generous sponsorship contribution to this project in the amount of $35,000!
Lindi Campbell, President of Breath of Hope KY, receives the Timothy W. Mullett, MD 2020 Lung Cancer Prevention Award. It is in honor of her “leadership, devotion, and passion toward preventing lung cancer through education, advocacy, or policy change in tobacco and/or radon control, lung cancer screening and other lung cancer prevention activities.”
Lindi Campbell, founder of Breath of Hope KY, was chosen as the 2020 Survivor Honoree and Speaker for the Purses, Pouts and Pearls event for the American Cancer Society. Lindi spoke in person in front of a small, limited crowd at the Origin Hotel during a watch party. In attendance were friends and supporters of her advocacy, including two fellow Kentucky lung cancer survivors, Leah and Elizabeth. Both women are much younger than Lindi and both are living with stage IV lung cancer. Lindi has become close friends with several survivors through her journey to build a lung cancer community in Kentucky. During the event she addressed the small crowd as well as to several hundred others attending the event remotely due to COVID-19.
Lindi Campbell, founder of Breath of Hope KY, participates as a patient panelist in a Lung Cancer Social Media CME program discussion. Lindi is now on a newly approve targeted therapy drug, Osimertinib, for her lung cancer recurrence of early-stage lung cancer. She was asked to participate in this panel discussion with a group of medical professionals to give her input and opinion on this new treatment option recently approved by the FDA for early-stage lung cancer patients. This newly approved drug now gives a promising outlook in delaying or possibly preventing another recurrence of Lindi’s lung cancer.
Lindi Campbell, Founder of Breath of Hope KY, joined Kyle Hoylman, for a discussion on “Amplifying the Radon Message” November 9, 2020 at the virtual AARST International Radon Symposium. Lindi discusses how important she feels it is to include the personal stories and experiences of survivors diagnosed with lung cancer in the radon induced lung cancer message to better help the public understand the true impact radon exposure can have on one’s health.
Four Kentucky lung cancer survivors collaborate on the filming of a PSA video, “United Voices – Kentucky” to show the impact lung cancer is having on younger women. The video also includes 6 additional young Kentucky women who also speak out about their diagnosis. This video can be viewed on the Home page of the website.
UK Markey Cancer Center patient Lindi Campbell joined us at the University of Kentucky Basketball game against Auburn! If you haven’t read her inspiring, We Are Proof story yet, check it out here:
TOPS in Lexington and TOPS in Louisville feature two Kentucky lung cancer survivors in their October 2020 issue. Leah and Lindi had never met until Leah’s lung cancer diagnosis caught Lindi’s attention through a mutual friend. They have since bonded over their own personal situations and the advocacy they, and so many other survivors, strive to participate in. They are determined to raise awareness that anyone can get lung cancer, even if you’ve never smoked. Erasing the stigma of lung cancer is the key to progressing research and funding for this #1 cancer killer.