On September 15, 2021, we’re launching our inaugural golf tournament, Crush it with Bev! in support of Lung Cancer at Sunnybrook.
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both Canadian men and women. It causes more cancer deaths than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined. Of the four cancers, lung cancer has the poorest 5-year survival rate -19% – as compared with 93% for prostate, 88% for breast, and 63% for colorectal cancer. This is not surprising as lung cancer has few side effects, especially in the early stages, and it’s often diagnosed in the late stages. It doesn’t have a screening test, as do breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Despite the grim statistics, lung cancer isn’t high on most people’s awareness. It’s vastly underfunded due to its’ association with smoking and, there are few survivors to advocate for it when compared with breast and prostate cancer. We’re on a mission to change this; we hope you’ll join us in our fight to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer at Sunnybrook.