|Kristina and her dad, Errol|
I wrote how lung cancer has touched my life here. In just 8 months, I lost both my mother-in-law and father to this terrible disease. Lung cancer kills more people than breast, colon & prostate cancers combined. Yet it has no early detection screening. Yet it only receives a fraction of the research dollars as other cancers. Yet it still has a terrible stigma because of its association with smoking. Yet almost half of those newly diagnosed have never smoked or have been non-smokers for decades. Read this powerful letter about the stigma of lung cancer.
November is lung cancer awareness month. Once again, in honor of my dad, I will donate a portion of my sales to the Lung Cancer Alliance, a support and advocacy organization for those living with lung cancer.
The 3rd annual 100 Paintings for $100 or Less sale is available online and in the Happy Camper Mobile Art Gallery through December 31, 2012. Check back during the month of November as I will be adding more paintings daily until I reach my goal of 100.
If you're in the Keene area, please join me November 6th, 2012 for the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil on Central Square at 6pm.