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We have the solution!  Join the Prelude team because our solution is fun, different, easy, not expensive and you’ll feel good joining.  Make a small donation of $10 and then pick up a set of knitting needles or a crochet hook and some yarn and purposefully, intentionally make something with love that will…

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Dr RObinson and Board Member celebrating his knitting

Why we give

Lung cancer doesn’t care. It doesn’t care who you are, what you do, where you live, how you live, even if you smoked. Lung cancer just doesn’t care.  I care!      We care!      You can too! The Prelude to a Cure Board at our Recent Knit-A-Lung Fundraiser. Anyone can get lung cancer….

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Join Our Knit-A-Lung!

If you don’t knit, we can teach you or hook you up with a teacher. Why is a cancer research charity involved in knitting? It turns out that the knitting and fiber arts community are driven by Passion, Purpose and Progress, sharing the same way we feel about finding a cure for cancer. Not long…

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Welcome to the New Prelude to a Cure

2020 is in the rearview mirror as the year no one was prepared for. During COVID, Prelude to a Cure (Prelude/P2AC) found itself at odds with our mission and goal with the need to be safe and socially distant from each other. Though, we were not idle. The Board of Prelude took a look at ourselves…

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Prelude to a Cure Shines a Light on Cancer Research

Meet Dr. Boyle Dr. Theresa Boyle is a pathologist – a self-described doctor’s doctor.  Her role is to analyze and interpret biopsied tissue samples for thoracic oncologists and surgeons to develop patient treatment plans. Her career at Moffitt Cancer Center began two and a half years ago and she divides her efforts between the Thoracic and…

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Mourning a Cancer Hero – Dr. Charles WIlliams

<This tribute was written by Prelude Founder and friend of Dr. Williams, Dr. Lary Robinson> March 28, 2018 marked the end of an era at Moffitt Cancer Center with the passing of thoracic oncologist, Dr. Charles Williams. On his drive to his busy clinic that morning to see lung cancer patients, a speeder ran a…

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Prelude to a Cure has been selected as the beneficiary of the Community Bag Program! For the entire month of February 2022, Prelude will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.99 reusable Community Bag at @WinnDixie 2770 Fowler Avenue in Tampa. Thanks, Winn-Dixie! https://t.co/XFMblL4dgl PreludetoaCure1 photo
It's hard to believe the first month of 2022 is almost over! How are your resolutions coming? Ours, as always, is to resolve to keep fighting lung cancer with every breath this year!! Can we get an "amen?" https://t.co/8GQf6bxmCA PreludetoaCure1 photo
Using artificial intelligence to read baseline lung cancer screenings could result in a significant workload reduction for radiologists, new research suggests. https://t.co/p1eHtGOlYb
The war on cancer is now 50 years old and a new report from the American Cancer Society shows major progress against lung cancer. And we need your help to keep up all the progress that has been made! #researchmatters #p2ac #iCareYouCanToo https://t.co/lSu9LfRuXe
THERE’S NO DEADLIER form of cancer than lung cancer. It kills more people each year than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. It’s a scary disease—made even scarier by misinformation out there. So, let’s debunk some myths about the disease. https://t.co/O6gCBAVN6T
This is a troubling trend that we would like to see end. https://t.co/lo5CxUYbid