Camp Kesem is a camp that, for one week in the summer, kids get to be with other kids that have been touched by a parent/s cancer. I had the privilege to share our family’s story for Northwestern University’s chapter of Camp KESEM at their Make the Magic Gala 2021.
The Record-NorthShore: Wilmette woman’s nonprofit has raised $30,000 for lung cancer research.
On this fabulous wintry day, we are proud to announce our latest donation to lung cancer research — to ALK POSITIVE of $15,000!
We are thrilled to announce our first donation — $5000 — to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.
In less than two months, the United States Food and Drug Administration has approved seven new treatments for lung cancer, making major progress in the fight against the deadly disease.
Living Your Best Life with Lung Cancer, a Personal Story
In 2018, ALK Positive ran a campaign to raise funds for lung cancer research for which Erika raised $21,000. Dr. Lovly is one of the lung cancer researchers that won a grant from this campaign and this article is about a visit by lung cancer advocates, Erika included, to tour Dr. Lovly’s lab at Vanderbilt. (2/20)
In the 2019 ALK Positive fundraising campaign, Erika raised $33,000 for lung cancer research while the entire campaign raised over $1,000,000.
This picture is a before and after of Erika’s brain showing the effectiveness of Lorbrena. All of the dots in the left scan are cancer. The scan on the right is after 3 weeks on the drug and the cancer is virtually eliminated.
This medication was approved less than a year before Erika started treatment.
Story about Camp Kesem written by Erika and posted by Lungevity
When Erika was first diagnosed in 2017, this great group of friends put together a parody video of encouragement to show their support for her which continues to this day. (10/17)