White Ribbon Relay
To recognize November Lung Cancer Awareness Month, all of our collegiate chapters are participating in the first-ever cross-country white ribbon relay! The White Ribbon Project (TWRP), started by Pierre and Heidi Onda, serves to increase lung cancer awareness and change the perception of lung cancer by making and distributing white ribbons, which serve as symbols of unity and love within the lung cancer community. Five white ribbons, starting from different locations within the US, will make their way through our 45+ college chapters, finally meeting Heidi and Pierre in Denver, Colorado, the location of the original TWRP white ribbon made in October 2020.
We invite you to follow us as our white ribbons move across the country through each of our chapters!
White Ribbon Relay Map
Follow the journey!
ALCSI Proudly Supports the:
INSPIRE Lung Cancer Screening Study
About the Study
The long-term goal of the INSPIRE (Investigating Screening in Populations at High Risk to Improve Equity) study is to evaluate the feasibility and performance of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening among Black women.
Who Can Join?
Anyone who identifies as a Black woman and is aged 50-80 years of age with any history of smoking in Boston and Chicago.
INSPIRE study team members with study participant Krystal, following her first lung cancer screening exam!
*Shared with patient permission and consent.
Raising Awareness for the INSPIRE Study through ALCSI
We worked with the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus to draft H.R.1192 in support of lung cancer awareness month and the early detection of lung cancer. This resolution was introduced last month by Congressmen Brendan Boyle and John Rutherford! See the House Resolution here!
We worked with Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) and U.S. Senator Tina Smith (MN) to draft "Katherine’s Lung Cancer Early Detection and Survival Act of 2021". This bicameral legislation is to expand coverage for lung cancer screenings to help detect cancer in more patients earlier and to save more lives.
We worked with Senators Tina Smith and Marco Rubio to draft S.Res.780, “Expressing Support for Lung Cancer Awareness Month and for the early detection of lung cancer." It was passed by unanimous consent, marking the first time the Senate has passed a resolution recognizing the importance of lung cancer screening. See the Senate Resolution here!