was born on September 13, 1942. At age 25, Marcia married and
subsequently had two daughters. She was a stay at home mother
until her children began school and then she held various jobs
in both the retail and accounting fields.
Marcia led an active and healthy lifestyle; she
exercised regularly, never smoked, never took drugs, and had a
very healthy diet.
Several weeks before her 58th birthday, Marcia coughed up several
clots of blood. In August 2000, a series of MRI scans and other
tests revealed that Marcia had Stage 4B metastatic lung cancer.
Typically at this late stage where the cancer has metastasized
to other areas of the body, chances for survival are very slim.
It was then that we learned that lung cancer is not just a smokerís
disease. In fact, recent research indicates that more non-smoking
women in their 50's are afflicted with this disease than with
breast cancer. On October 18, 2001, after fourteen months of treatment,
which included an operation, chemotherapy and extensive radiation,
Marcia succumbed to lung cancer.
The mission of The Marcia Lemkin Foundation is
provide funding for lung cancer research, treatment
and support programs,
funding and publicity for early detection lung cancer screening
for those at risk,
and to make available the most current lung cancer
research and news.
Thank you for your support!
The Lemkin Family