DYK that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? Sharing my story, especially as it pertains to my mother, Kerry McNamara. I’d love your help raising awareness & funds for the next 10 days that will benefit @lcrf_org.— Tommy McNamara (@Tommy_Mc15) November 9, 2022
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The auction, which will run until Wednesday, Nov. 30, features signed soccer jerseys from Carles Gil, Matt Turner, Walker Zimmerman, Teal Bunbury, and more. There are also autographed memorabilia from running back Damien Harris and defensive end Lawrence Guy.
Fans can bid on unique experiences in the form of a New England Revolution VIP training visit that includes a meal with the team and a special matchday experience at Gillette Stadium.
McNamara’s charity efforts were influenced by his mother, who was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2021. The diagnosis was a surprise since his mother never smoked. This is the case for 20 percent of lung cancer patients.
“Fortunately, my mother’s treatment plan is working successfully and she is now able to lead a mostly normal life with manageable side effects,” McNamara added. “However, I know so many are not as lucky, and nearly half of all lung cancer cases can be fatal, but I believe that with our support, one day that will change. This November, I hope you will join me in supporting the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and their incredible work fighting this disease.”
More information about lung cancer can be found by visiting CDC.gov/cancer/lung.