In many countries worldwide, patient advocacy groups take part in awareness campaigns throughout November. The graphic above is shared courtesy of the Go2Foundation (USA).

IASLC (the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) and other leading organisations concerned with lung cancer advocacy help to promote this annual initiative.

Within the GLCC, many of our member groups promote their own campaigns during November:

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (USA) is running its Shine A Light campaign throughout the month.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is the largest coordinated lung cancer awareness program in the United States. Hosted by healthcare facilities during Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November), Shine a Light on Lung Cancer educates, connects, and celebrates lung cancer communities while raising awareness about the disease.

If you are an individual looking to attend a Shine a Light event, click here to find a virtual or in-person event near you!

In the UK, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has launched its LCAM campaign, Spot the Difference, aiming to help everyone – including doctors – to look carefully for the signs and symptoms of lung cancer. Those signs may seem small, subtle or easy to ignore – but they could provide the pathway to early diagnosis and better outcomes.


Lung Foundation Australia’s November campaign, called ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer’, encourages anyone and everyone to get involved to raise funds to help support research projects.  2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the campaign.

From the Lung Foundation Australia site:

What are Shine a Light Walks?

On the first weekend of November, we invite every Australian touched by lung cancer to join us in Shining a Light.

The community walks aim to raise awareness, break stigma, and provide a place of support & to remember your loved ones who have been affected by lung cancer. Join us on a community led walk to support the 13,250 Australians diagnosed every year. A vigil will be held, where you will be welcomed to share, listen & to take a moment of silence to remember those that have passed.

Your registration for the walk is free.

It is essential you register so we can comply with the COVID-safe needs of your local government. However, if COVID-19 flares up in your state or we feel the conditions become unsafe we will make the walks virtual. Our priority is to keep the community safe. We will communicate any changes that are made. To keep up with the latest updates please register for your local event or follow the event on Facebook HERE.