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with Kiersten Gallagher from Smith Center and Lauren Humphries from LUNGevity
Join LUNGevity Foundation and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts for a relaxing evening of stretching the mind and body at a Virtual Coffeehouse event on Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30-6:30 PM ET. Participate in a guided meditation and some gentle stretching to relieve stress, help balance your emotions, and lift your mood. Then enjoy connecting with friends and meeting others in the lung cancer community over conversation.
This virtual event will be held via Zoom. All are welcome. Registration is required. Please register by 5:00 PM ET on April 26.
About Lauren Humphries
As Associate Director of Constituent Engagement, Lauren is focused on building, developing, and deepening relationships with patients, caregivers, advocates, and healthcare providers to create opportunities for meaningful engagement and strategic partnerships with the Foundation. Lauren joined LUNGevity full-time in September 2014. She has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit, higher education, and publishing industries.
Lauren earned a Master’s of Science in Communications Management from Towson University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Communications from Stevenson University. She is driven by making meaningful connections in the lung cancer community and helping others find ways to make a difference. She firmly believes that together, we can have the greatest impact to change outcomes for people living with lung cancer.
About Kiersten Gallagher
Kiersten has served as the Cancer Support Program Director for Smith Center since 2014. Before coming to Smith Center, she had the privilege to serve individuals and families living with cancer at Wellness House of Annapolis. Kiersten aims to offer programs to reduce stress and help participants to see the world we live in from different perspectives. She thoroughly enjoys teaching yoga and creativity classes at SmithCenter and encourages gentle movement and creativity in the healing process. Kiersten is a certified yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and also has her YCAT (Yoga Therapy in Cancer and Chronic Illness) Professional Certification through the Integral Yoga Academy. She has completed Patient Navigation training through Smith Center’s Institute for Integrative Oncology Navigation and has also completed the Commonweal Healing Circles: Advanced Cancer Support Training. Kiersten is also certified in CLIMB®(Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) a program that aims to build upon the strengths of children and increase his/her ability to cope with stress associated with a parent’s illness. She believes in a holistic approach to healing, human relationships and is grateful for each and every day. Kiersten has also completed the Compassion Cultivation Training – CCT™ an 8-week program, developed at Stanford University, with insights and techniques from psychology, neuroscience, and contemplative practice. In her spare time, you may find Kiersten laughing with friends, cycling, taking art classes, practicing yoga and spending time with her husband Shane, son Liam, and dogs Beans and Pablo.
LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support.
They are dedicated to funding scientific research because the link between research spending and improved survival is clear. Their strategic investment in both early detection and therapeutics will help people live better with lung cancer and dramatically improve on the current 19% five-year survival rate.
LUNGevity initiatives position them as thought leaders in the lung cancer advocacy community, providing programs and driving change for those with lung cancer today and in the future. While they fund primary research, they also conduct patient-focused research to better understand the unmet needs of patients and convene multi-stakeholder meetings to streamline the research process and accelerate progress to patients.
LUNGevity seeks to empower patients to be active decision makers in their treatment process through their extensive educational resources, online peer-to-peer support, and in-person survivorship programs.
They provide a community of empowerment, support, and hope as well as more than 80 grassroots awareness and fundraising events held from coast to coast each year.