Three years ago today I lost my good friend Beth to lung cancer. She would want me to tell you she was a non smoker. She would tell me to stop being sad, go do something. Unless I had a headache. Then she would worry about me. Ask me if I should call the doctor? "Are you sure you're ok?" And then call me over and over until I felt better. She was good like that.
I miss her.
Lung cancer is extremely underfunded for research. Beth has a great foundation that supports many things. Among them is lung cancer research, Kara's Camp Erin, which is a grief support camp for children who have lost a parent (Beth had 2 year old twins when she passed) and she also supports the library in the school where we both taught.
If you have a second, check out the following links.