Welcome to the new website of the Women’s Lung Cancer Forum. We hope you find this site helpful and informational. Check out our meeting schedule and see if there’s a topic that interests you. We hope you will join us!

Warm regards,

The Women’s Lung Cancer Forum Team


This year’s Beat Lung Cancer Balloon-A-Thon was a smashing success. We raised thousands of dollars to help expand our ongoing projects, including the Pillow Initiative. Thank you for the wonderful support!

Prizes for our hard working members

We would like to honor the following donors:
Adams, Nancy
Anderson, Emile and Mary Ann
Anderson, William and Judy
Batease, Kathy
Belknap, Alice and Thomas
Bell, Ellen L.
Bentley, Karen J.
Berlind, Linda and Brian
Bliss, Wendy
Block, Richard and Rebecca
Bloome, Jonathan
Bober, Marc
Bond, Christine M.
Brochu, Louise E.
Brown, Louise and Reginald
Buehler, Bettina
Buehler, Nancy
Bulka, Donna M.
Burland, Alan and Linda Jo
Burns, John and Vicki
Burrows, Lynda
Cacchiotti, Stephen
Cappella, Ronald
Cassidy, Robert
Cleaves, Timothy
Coan Transportation Inc
Coan, Kevin B.
Cuddy, Kathy
Daum, Dr. Fredrick
Dollase, Richard and Roberta
Durfee Jr., Lawrence
Dwyer, Mary Anne
Elkind, Lise and Thomas
Emby, Eleanor L.
Erickson, Jeffrey
Ferree, Mark and Sandra
Frost, Raymond and June
Gardner, Margaret-Ann
George, Bob
Goff, Cobb
Goldstein, Adele
Gonzalez, Peter
Gonzalez, William and Lynn
Goode, Maria
Gordon, Donald and Robyn
Grossman, Hildy
Gulla, David
Halpert, Harris and Elizabeth
Harkins, Rosemarie
Holmes, Shirley S.
Howell, Chris and Barbara
Kempe, Reid and Lucia
King, Carol and Joseph
Kirkland, Malcolm and Martha
Knight, Kathleen
Krasnakevich, John and Carmela
Kurlansky, Debbie
Levine, Bernice
Lowis, Morgan
Lynch, Jennifer and Dale
Madigan, John and Jean
Michaels, John T.
Microweld Co., Inc.
Ng, Henry
Niewiadomski, Roberta
O’Connor, Sharon
Paglicco, Audrey
Pennella, Francis and Christine
Petrillo, Rocco
Polichetti, Henry
Pomerantz, Eric and Sally
Postans, Maryann
Postich, Joseph
Powers, Patrick and
Noddin, Kristen
Robbins, Wade
Robinson, Olga G.
Rubin, Barry
Rubin, Ina
Rubin, Jan
Rubin, Shelley B.
Schlitt, Jacob
Sczerbinski, Jane and Joseph
Sestito, Patricia J.
Shipulski, Cherie
Shore, Rula P.
Sortor, Rosemary and Dr. David
Stanvick, Stephen
Stone, Barbara
Sullivan, Susan M.
Tacito, Lawrence P.
The Van Seasholes Family
Valinote, Joan and John
Wadson, John and Nancy
Walsh, Ann
Watlington, Hubert and Elizabeth
Whittemore, Anthony and Rhoda
Winer, Dr. and Mrs. Howard
Wingren, A.

Thank you to the following stores for their support:
Allen Harbor Marine Service
Baker Books
Brewster Book Store
Eight Cousins
Island Books
Market Street Bookshop
MRF Enterprises
Mystic Books
Naval War College Foundation (Museum Store)
Newport Shipyard Ship’s Store
Once Upon A Dream
Other Tiger Associates
Partners Village Store
Snow’s Home and Garden
Wakefield Books

Goff, Betty and Luther
Gorman, James
Ina Rubin and all the members of the Forum!


Please join us this Saturday, June 23rd, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. in the Peter Bent Brigham Rotunda (15 Francis St. Lobby at Brigham and Women’s Hospital) for a celebration of our Beat Lung Cancer Balloon-A-Thon Fundraiser! Come honor loved ones or celebrate life after lung cancer with Dr. Colson and members of the Women’s Lung Cancer Forum. There will be plenty of balloons available for purchase, or pick up your balloon if you have already made a donation!

There will be free parking for Reception attendees at the Dana-Farber parking garage, located under the Yawkey Center for Cancer Care at 1 Jimmy Fund Way, Boston, MA 02115. For a PDF of directions and a map, please click here. For recorded directions to Dana-Farber, call 617-632-3400. If you are en route and need help finding your way, please call Dana-Farber’s Security Department at 617-632-3131. Upon, entering the parking garage, collect a parking ticket and bring it with you to the event for validation.

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday!

Thank you for your generous support!


We are hosting our second annual balloon-a-thon to support our Beat Lung Cancer campaign! Please consider donating $10/balloon in honor or in celebration of someone who has beat lung cancer. Each balloon will represent a lung cancer patient who has inspired others with their courage.

Donations of $100 or more may choose to receive a copy of Tall Ship Odysseys: Fifty Years of Operation Sail by David Taylor, which is a large, beautiful hardcover book that has been generously donated to the Forum.

The reception will take place on June 23rd, 2012 at 12 pm in the Peter Bent Brigham Rotunda, located at the 15 Francis St. entrance of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The participant with the most donations raised will receive a prize!

For donations by check, please click here for the order form. Secure online donations are possible through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Development Office by following the “Make a Donation” link to the right.

The first annual balloon-a-thon collected 1000 balloons, and as a result sponsored “Out of the Shadows,” an educational conference with over 60 attendees; a DVD entitled “Living Well Beyond Lung Cancer” for patients; and a Pillow Initiative, which provides women who have undergone surgery for lung cancer with a cough pillow and inspiring stories from members of our Forum. This year, our goal is to raise 1500 balloons.

Thank you, in advance, for your consideration and generosity. Together we can beat lung cancer!

Click here to view the Balloon-A-Thon Flyer