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Joan Fong

Thank you for visiting. Joan was astonished as a never smoker to be diagnosed at age 56 with Stage IV Lung Cancer (metastasized to the bones). It turns out anyone who has a pair of lungs can get lung cancer.

* 20% of women who get lung cancer are never smokers
* There is no early detection for lung cancer.
* Lung cancer kills more women than any other cancer. Lung cancer alone kills more women than the next four top cancers combined —nearly 200 women each day and most die within a year of diagnosis.
* Research funding and survival rates for lung cancer have remained very low. Breast cancer gets 20x the funding of lung cancer; and the 5-year survival rate for breast cancer is about 20x higher than lung cancer as well.
* 60% of East Asian women who are never smokers who get lung cancer have a genetic mutation that is driving the lung cancer, and are usually responsive to a targeted drug therapy for the first line of defense in lieu of taking radiation or chemotherapy or surgery as the first options!

Join us in raising awareness for research to figure out how to make lung cancer a chronic disease instead of an early killer.

The life expectancy from my diagnosis was 8 months. Thanks to clinical trials and to the ongoing revolution in targeted drug therapies aimed at genetic profiles, I have made my 32 month cancerversary in June 2016! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

This cause is very dear to me, and I'll appreciate all the support I can get! Together we can make a difference! Blessings- Joan

Support Joan Fong (never smoker Stage 4 Lung Cancer patient)
Sunday September 25, 2016 San Francisco Walk / Run / Donate
* Donate $$$ bit.ly/2016TeamJoan
* Donate Time and be a runner or walker - sanfrancisco2016.yournextstepisthecure.org/Account/Register

Thank you so very much for your prayers and support.

To learn more about Joan's journey, you can visit caringbridge.org/visit/joanfong.

Sharable link for Ron this year - bit.ly/TeamJoanRon_2016

Pictures from last year's walk - bit.ly/PixTeamJoan15

#beatlungcancer, #lungcancerwarriors, #lungcancersucks, #lungcancer, #teamjoan16

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1. DMDell Matching Gift
2. JJanet Goodman
Joan and Ron - you are an inspiration to all of us! Thank you!
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3. BBill & Judy Lussie
In memory of Barbara Lussie Bradley who died of lung cancer early this summer.
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4. PPaul and Chris Chang
In Memory of Linda Yuen and in Honor of Margaret Yuen.
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5. MYMargaret Yuen
In Memory of Linda Yuen Sept 2016 In Memory of Lily Tan April 2015 In Honor of Margaret Yuen April 2013 All ASIAN NON SMOKING lung cancer females
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In honor of Joan Fong
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