Sonia Williams of Spotlite Radio interviews President and CEO of The Joan Gaeta Lunt Cancer Fund, Joe Gaeta. From April 15th, 2014.
Team "Jogging for Joan" walks and runs in honor of Joan Gaeta as well as all those affected by lung cancer.
Please join our team and come out on Saturday morning, November 16th for Breathe Deep Atlanta. Breathe Deep Atlanta is a 5k untimed walk/fun run to raise money for critical lung cancer research. The course is located at Piedmont Park and is stroller-friendly and wheelchair-friendly.
If you cannot make it out on November 16th, please consider a donation to our team .
All the information you need about the event is here. Join our team or donate here.
A Great Way to Honor Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
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Thank you for your generous support of The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund over the years, including our annual fundraiser, Dancing for Joan. We are sincerely grateful. Thanks to you, we have done a lot in the fight against t the #1 cancer killer in the world.
However, in the five years since we first went Dancing for Joan, over a million more people have been diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States alone. Nearly 800,000 have died. And the support and funding for lung cancer remain mere fractions of what other cancers receive. Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, sisters and brothers, smokers and non-smokers alike all continue to be afflicted. Much more needs to be done.
As we move into our second five years in this fight, we are announcing that we will no longer host our annual Dancing for Joan event. This decision was not made lightly and in no way suggests a wavering in our commitment to this very important cause – a cause that will always be close to our hearts. Rather, this decision reflects the continuing evolution of The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund. We are not giving up and neither should you.
We have accomplished a tremendous amount in our first five years. Because of your generosity, we have:
We are very proud of these accomplishments and it could not have been done without you.
Our decision to move beyond Dancing for Joan is made with happiness at what we have done up to this point. It is an opportunity to channel our energy into other efforts. Moving forward, we will:
It is our hope that you will continue to support us in any way that you can so we can continue this fight. And, if you live in Georgia, please consider letting your fellow motorists know that “Lung Cancer Matters” by purchasing a lung cancer awareness license plate at LungCancerLicensePlate.org.
Once again, we thank you for your generous support.
The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund
Joe Gaeta ~ Christina Pink ~ Richard Gaeta, Jr. ~ Theresa Andretta ~ Maria Cressler ~ Richard Gaeta, Sr.
Now that the first Lung Cancer Awareness License Plate in the world has officially been obtained and installed* (and now that the plates are available to the general public in Georgia) a sincere “Thank You” is in order.
That heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to all of our supporters. This truly could not have happened without you. Without your gifts of of time, treasure, and talent since our inception in 2007, this milestone could still be years away.
Non-profit corporation status... Insurance... Bonds... The infrastructure and manpower to collect, record, and reconcile each payment... A hefty $25,000 deposit... This is what it takes in Georgia to spread the word that “lung cancer matters” with a specialty license plate. This is what it takes to raise awareness. This is what it takes to fight the stigma and to raise the esteem lung cancer patients, survivors, and family members.
We would not be able to do a any of this without your generosity and support.
Donations... “Dancing for Joan” Tickets... Silent Auction Items... Artwork purchases. Volunteering... Without these things from you, our supporters, this could not have been pulled off.
And, $22 of the $25 that we collect in manufacturing fees goes directly to lung cancer research (www.alcmi.net).
While we started our Fund in honor of our wife/mother/”Nana”, this license plate is not about one person. It is about the hundreds of thousands of people across the country – not just in Georgia – that have been affected by the #1 cancer killer. It is about fighting the stigma. It is about finding a cure.
So, once again, we thank you. You were a big part. The most important part.
The Joan Gaeta Lung Cancer Fund
P.S. – We still need your help! Get a plate! Spread the word! Not in Georgia? Consider a small donation!
* This distinction goes to Christina Gaeta Pink!
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