Living For Liz Motorcycle Rally







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 […]







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 […]







Living For Liz

Living For Liz’s primary purpose is to educate the general public about lung cancer, raise money to fund lung cancer research, and provide useful resources and information for families and individuals struggling with lung cancer. Living For Liz was created to honor Elizabeth Holman-Melde, a non smoker, who passed away seven short months after being […]







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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 […]







Lung Cancer Doesn’t Stand A Chance

Living For Liz is ringing in the New Year with perseverance!  We are proud to announce a new section of our website called “Our Impact” as well as announce our entire line up of events for the upcoming year! 







Dear Elizabeth

Dear Elizabeth, It has been a year since you left us and went to live with God.  We still don’t know why the Creator needed you there more than we needed you here, and that is something that still leaves questions unanswered in our hearts. 







The Best Air-Purifying Plants

Spring is just around the corner, and soon those of you who live in the Midwest will be able to open your windows and let in the fresh air.  But in the meantime, you’re trapped inside for months without the advantage of fresh air.  Who knew indoor plants could help purify the air in your […]







The Great Lung Run

The Great Lung RunThe Great Lung Run Kelcey Harrison ran from NYC to San Fransisco to raise money & awareness for lung cancer– 30 miles a day for 4 months!







Coping With Grief During the Holidays

From the American Cancer Society Website Losing a loved one to cancer is a painful and difficult experience. The death of a loved one is always traumatic, but during the holidays, the feelings of loss can be even more pronounced. Each person has to grieve in his or her own way, but there are some […]