Community Champions

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Our Shine a Light on Lung Cancer fundraisers are fundamental to helping us achieve our mission of funding life-changing research and support services for people living with lung cancer. Find out more about the inspiring community champions that are working to support this mission.

Rick's story

Rick connected with Lung Foundation Australia after his wife was diagnosed in 2011. Over the past eight years, he has become a passionate advocate and has supported Lung Foundation Australia’s efforts to make a difference in the lung cancer space. Rick hosts Shine a Light on Lung Cancer fundraising events to help fund life-changing research and support services for Australians impacted by lung cancer. Throughout the year, Rick hosts several local historical walks in and around Mitcham, South Australia. Rick says, “it’s a really fantastic feeling to know that I’m raising funds for lung cancer and those funds are going to hopefully cure lung cancer”.

To support Rick’s fundraising goal or to join him on a walk, click here.

Carolyn’s story

After a devastating stage IV lung cancer diagnosis in 2018, motheroffour, Carolyn is on a mission to raise funds for lung cancer research and support services. Throughout this year, Carolyn has been trekking the 1,000km Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia. Carolyn will be completing her final leg of the trek in October. To support her amazing effort, click here. 

Recently, Carolyn partnered with Lung Foundation Australia and other lung cancer patientadvocates in Parliament House, Canberra, to discuss the gaps in treatment, care and research funding that impact lung cancer patients and their families. 

To stay up-to-date with our latest advocacy workclick here.

Bev's story

This year, Bev will host her third Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event – something she holds close to her heart. Bev’s son Lachlan was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2012 at just 20 years old. On her first event, Bev reflected, “it was so good to have the event because it just gave us such a sense of community and we felt really supported by that”.  

To find out how you can host an event, click here.