SOUTHERN JERSEY SHORE CHAPTER OF ONS RECOGNIZES LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH INAUGURAL EVERY BREATH COUNTS WALK FOR LUNG CANCER AWARENESS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164707
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
SOUTHERN JERSEY SHORE CHAPTER OF ONS RECOGNIZES LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH INAUGURAL EVERY BREATH COUNTS WALK FOR LUNG CANCER AWARENESS
Author(s):
Gaguski, Michele; Payran, Sharon; Baca, Louise; Aiello-Laws, Lisa; Wilson, Susan
Author Details:
Michele Gaguski, MSN RN AOCN APNC, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ocean Medical Center, Brick, New Jersey, USA, email: megcns@comcast.net; Sharon Payran, RN, OCN, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey; Louise Baca, MSN, RN, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey; Lisa Aiello-Laws, MSN, RN, AOCNS, Shore Memorial Cancer Center, Somers Point, New Jersey; Susan Wilson, MSN, RN, AOCN, APN-C, HOPE Community Cancer Center, Marmora, New Jersey
Abstract:
In 2006, an estimated 162,460 deaths occurred from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States and causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and prostate). In our chapter service area we discovered that we have higher rates for lung cancer than in the rest of the state. Given this statistic coupled with the limited funding for lung cancer, the chapter decided to develop the Every Breath Counts Walk for Lung Cancer Awareness Organization. Our goal is to make a difference in our communities by bringing about a heightened sense of awareness to lung cancer while raising funds for 1) Lungevity Foundation and 2) the South Jersey Cancer Fund. These organizations fund lung cancer research and provide assistance to cancer patients. A committee was formed which included oncology nurses, hospital administrators, lung cancers survivors and their families, local teenagers and a representative from the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (CEED) Program. In January 2006, the committee began to meet regularly and determined a strategic plan, designed a logo and addressed marketing by developing brochures and posters that were distributed throughout our service area; including chapter meetings. Several hundred letters seeking donations were distributed to businesses. On November 18, 2006 the event took place with over 100 walkers, including the Mayor, our Congressman, and a local thoracic surgeon. The dignitaries took this opportunity to speak about the need for lung cancer research. We sold ôMoonbabyö pins which are created by a local business and made for purposes of fund raising. We had T- Shirts and chocolate lollipops made with Lung Cancer Facts printed on the ribbon. The Walk raised over $10,000. The proceeds will be donated to 1) The Lungevity Foundation which funds research designed to treat and cure lung cancer, and 2) the South Jersey Cancer Fund, which committed to earmark the funds for lung cancer patients in our community This is a testament to the power that oncology nurses have to make a positive difference in their community.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSOUTHERN JERSEY SHORE CHAPTER OF ONS RECOGNIZES LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WITH INAUGURAL EVERY BREATH COUNTS WALK FOR LUNG CANCER AWARENESSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGaguski, Micheleen_US
dc.contributor.authorPayran, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaca, Louiseen_US
dc.contributor.authorAiello-Laws, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsMichele Gaguski, MSN RN AOCN APNC, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ocean Medical Center, Brick, New Jersey, USA, email: megcns@comcast.net; Sharon Payran, RN, OCN, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey; Louise Baca, MSN, RN, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Pomona, New Jersey; Lisa Aiello-Laws, MSN, RN, AOCNS, Shore Memorial Cancer Center, Somers Point, New Jersey; Susan Wilson, MSN, RN, AOCN, APN-C, HOPE Community Cancer Center, Marmora, New Jerseyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164707-
dc.description.abstractIn 2006, an estimated 162,460 deaths occurred from lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States and causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast and prostate). In our chapter service area we discovered that we have higher rates for lung cancer than in the rest of the state. Given this statistic coupled with the limited funding for lung cancer, the chapter decided to develop the Every Breath Counts Walk for Lung Cancer Awareness Organization. Our goal is to make a difference in our communities by bringing about a heightened sense of awareness to lung cancer while raising funds for 1) Lungevity Foundation and 2) the South Jersey Cancer Fund. These organizations fund lung cancer research and provide assistance to cancer patients. A committee was formed which included oncology nurses, hospital administrators, lung cancers survivors and their families, local teenagers and a representative from the NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (CEED) Program. In January 2006, the committee began to meet regularly and determined a strategic plan, designed a logo and addressed marketing by developing brochures and posters that were distributed throughout our service area; including chapter meetings. Several hundred letters seeking donations were distributed to businesses. On November 18, 2006 the event took place with over 100 walkers, including the Mayor, our Congressman, and a local thoracic surgeon. The dignitaries took this opportunity to speak about the need for lung cancer research. We sold ôMoonbabyö pins which are created by a local business and made for purposes of fund raising. We had T- Shirts and chocolate lollipops made with Lung Cancer Facts printed on the ribbon. The Walk raised over $10,000. The proceeds will be donated to 1) The Lungevity Foundation which funds research designed to treat and cure lung cancer, and 2) the South Jersey Cancer Fund, which committed to earmark the funds for lung cancer patients in our community This is a testament to the power that oncology nurses have to make a positive difference in their community.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:31Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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