About L4L

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Thank you for visiting LIVING FOR LIZ (L4L)! Established in 2012, L4L is a 501(c)3 organization in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde. In September of 2011, Elizabeth was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She was only 25 years old, a non-smoker and a newlywed. Seven short months after Elizabeth’s diagnosis, she passed away. Some of […]







Assistance Programs

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Our goals are simple: L4L aims to raise money in order to aid in the awareness, prevention, and treatment of lung cancer. L4L aims to support lung cancer patients that didn’t have the incredible support that Elizabeth had by starting our very own Patient Assistance Programs. L4L aims to give back with our very own Grant Assistance Programs.







Events

Lung Cancer Awareness & Research Fundraising - Living For Liz, Upcoming Events

Thank you for visiting L4L’s Events page! The Living for Liz organization has accomplished a lot since its inception in 2012.  We’ve donated over $65,000 to lung cancer research, awareness and patient assistance programs, with funds staying local to the La Crosse and La Crescent Communities. Each year we co- sponsor the La Crosse area “Shine A […]







Our Impact

Each year, lung cancer takes more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined yet receives the least amount of research funding of all major cancers.  We vow to do our due diligence in making sure you will be proud of where your money goes when donating to our case.  And we hope that you are as excited as we are about the impact that we are starting to make.

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    Living For Every Breath

    The Living for Liz organization has accomplished a lot since its inception in 2012.   We’ve donated over $65,000 to lung cancer research, awareness and patient assistance programs.  We’ve partnered with Gundersen and Mayo Health Systems in lung cancer initiatives.  We’ve also co- sponsored the La Crosse area “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” and […]







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    January is National Radon Action Month

    According to the National Cancer Institute,  scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.







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    Lung Cancer Survivor Spotlight

    This week we received an email from Maggie Smith.  Her husband, Nate, went to high school with Elizabeth.  This past April, at age 27, Maggie was diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine cancer of the lung.  She has since had half of her left lung and bronchus removed.  Doctors are hopefully they removed it in time to prevent […]







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    Bet On A Cure For Lung Cancer 2015

    Living For Liz proudly presents the 3rd Annual, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER.







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    LizFest 2015- Happy Birthday Liz!

    It’s that time of year again… time for LizFest! LizFest is an annual Living For Liz event in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde a 25-year-old non-smoker who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2012. The purpose of LizFest is not only to raise money to fight lung cancer, but also to spend one day every year celebrating […]







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    Ride & Raise Awareness With Us

    Mark your calendars for the 4th annual Living For Liz Motorcycle Tour on Saturday, June 6, 2015… rain or shine! We will start the ride out at Rod’s Power Sports on Mormon Coulee Road in La Crosse at 10:00 a.m. and end at Minegar’s Sports Hub in La Crescent around 4:00 p.m. Day of event registration […]







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    OUR IMPACT- 2014

    It’s hard to believe that our second full year as Living For Liz has already passed!  Our goals when we started were simple.  First and foremost we wanted to help lung cancer patients that didn’t have the incredible support that Elizabeth had by starting our very own Patient Assistance programs.  Secondly we wanted to help […]







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    Bet On A Cure For Lung Cancer

    Living For Liz proudly presents the 2nd Annual, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER.







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    LizFest 2015- Happy Birthday Liz!

    It’s that time of year again… time for LizFest! LizFest is an annual Living For Liz event in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde a 25-year-old non-smoker who lost her battle with lung cancer. The purpose of LizFest is not only to raise money to fight lung cancer, but also to spend one day every year celebrating Elizabeth’s life […]







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    L4L Health Expo

    Living For Liz is hosting its second annual Health Expo on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Lunda Center located on the Western Technical College campus in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Living for Liz, various health care providers, and other groups in the coulee region that promote healthy living, are […]