November is internationally recognized as the month dedicated to lung cancer awareness.
The related international campaign, called Lung Cancer Awareness Month ( LCAM ), seeks to draw the public's attention to a type of tumour, once judged incurable except in rare cases, which now offers fresh hope. This is thanks to the recent introduction in the therapeutic field of drugs with targeted action on specific genetic mutations of the tumor and of the new immunotherapies.
ALCASE Italy has joined the LCAM since 2003, the year of its promulgation, and every month of November, since then, commits itself throughout the Italian territory to make information about what can be called the "plague" of the 21st century: the Lung Cancer ( Lung Cancer, in English).
But our commitment alone is not enough. It is necessary to involve an increasing number of people, media and institutions, so that everyone is aware of the progress of bio-medical research in the sector and that the false myth of the incurability of lung cancer has been cleared.
New opportunities for care must be known and false beliefs must be swept away.
There are many and varied initiatives to raise awareness to be developed during the month of November , but ALCASE particularly advocates adhering to an initiative of great social importance:
ILLUMINA NOVEMBER 2018
The proposal is aimed at everyone, from private citizens to public administrations, from companies to traders. In essence, it is aimed at all people who believe solidarity and empathy are a priority.
Adhering to the initiative does not require fees or charges: it is a simple act of brotherhood and partnership.
Municipal administrations are asked to enlighten / dress white - color that symbolizes lung cancer, according to an international code that attributes to each disease a different color - for a day, a week or for the whole month, with lights or ribbons or bows or balloons ... a palace, a monument, a square, a garden, a church, a bell tower ... or any other place of public interest (in the US, for example, where you are very sensitive to lung problems, they are also illuminated in white Niagara falls!).
Citizens, companies and traders can choose how to participate, keeping the white color as Leitmotiv, with which bows, balloons or ribbons will be illuminated ... provided they are in external areas and visible to the public.
For citizens who want to join us concretely in asking their mayor to participate in the ILLUMINA NOVEMBRE campaign, we thought to facilitate the thing through a facsimile in word to download, complete with their own data, modify and customize (if you want), print , sign and deliver personally (more effective and recommended by us) or send by post or PEC mediated: