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See what’s being written about Ricky! And see more of Ricky and ABOH in photos and other media below.

Ricky on the radio March 23, 2017:

The radio commercial below was donated by Sonia Ungerman and Rocco Bonello of Hubbard Broadcasting.

Ricky with ABOH staff:

Ricky invites ABOH kids to Timberwolves game:

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Ricky Rubio Media Coverage

Fondo Tona Vives contra el Cáncer de Pulmón

…en memoria de la querida madre de Ricky Rubioflag of USA View page in English

 

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Unas palabras de Ricky:


“Mi madre me enseñó a no rendirme jamás, a que siempre tuviera una sonrisa en la cara a pesar de las adversidades y me transmitió unas ganas de vivir que me cambio la vida por completo. Recuerdo que a pesar de estar sufriendo mucho, quería vivir para poder ver crecer a sus hijos, a su nieto y estar junto a nosotros para ayudarnos.”
   — Haz Click aqui para ver la carta entera

Fondo Tona Vives contra el Cáncer de Pulmón

Ricky Rubio, jugador de los Minnesota Timberwolves ha colaborado con la Fundación A Breath of Hope (Un Aliento de Esperanza) para luchar contra la enfermedad que se llevó a su madre a la temprana edad de 56 años. Tona Vives era la fan número uno de Ricky y se la podía ver frecuentemente en las gradas de los pabellones de baloncesto animando a su hijo. Tanto el diagnóstico de la enfermedad, como los últimos años han sido difíciles para la familia y todo aquel que conoció a Tona. Era considerada “no fumadora” (no había fumado un cigarro en 28 años cuando le encontraron el primer nódulo) y vivía un estilo de vida activo y sano. Como mucha gente hoy en día, su familia no sabia que el cáncer de pulmón no discrimina ni entiende de edades – tener pulmones es razón suficiente.

Perder a su madre, y a tan temprana edad, dejó un vacío en la vida de Ricky que no podrá llenar nunca. Sin embargo, ha convertido el dolor en ganas de ayudar a otras familias y poder aportar su grano de arena para que esta enfermedad sea tratada como es debido.

El Fondo Tona Vives contra el Cáncer de Pulmón permitirá realizar donaciones en honor a la madre de Ricky, con el objetivo de ayudar a la fundación A Breath of Hope en la lucha contra la enfermedad. Principalmente el fondo será usado para:

    1. Patrocinar el primer Premio Tona Vives para la Investigación del Cáncer de Pulmón, un programa de becas que se lanzará a final de año bajo el nombre de Tona destinado a seleccionar y subvencionar los mejores proyectos en la materia.
    2. Apoyar el WRAP ( White Ribbon Awereness Progamm/Programa de reconocimiento del lazo blanco como símbolo del cáncer de pulmón) que incluye eventos, presentaciones en publico, cuñas de radio, anuncios en televisión y vallas publicitarias.

Fondo Tona Vives contra el Cáncer de Pulmón

Ricky entiende que la investigación del cáncer de pulmón no recibe suficientes fondos a nivel global, y este hecho hace que el ratio de supervivencia de este tipo de cáncer sea inferior al 18%. El cáncer de pulmón es el cáncer más mortal, llevándose más vidas que los 4 siguientes canceres comunes combinados. Sin embargo, los fondos destinados al cáncer de pulmón son inferiormente desproporcionados a su impacto en la sociedad.

La investigación es necesaria para ayudar al diagnóstico temprano del cáncer de pulmón, incrementar el numero de tratamientos y ayudarnos a entender porque el cáncer de pulmón afecta tanto a fumadores como a no fumadores. Más información sobre cáncer de pulmón aquí.

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Ratio de supervivencia al cáncer de pulmón

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El cáncer de pulmón mata más de el doble de mujeres que el de mama

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La mitad de diagnósticos de cáncer de pulmón son a no fumadores

Como parte del Fondo Tona Vives Contra el Cáncer de Pulmón, los objetivos de Ricky a corto plazo son recolectar $150.000 para poder lanzar a final de año el primer programa de becas Premio Tona Vives para la Investigación del Cáncer de Pulmón. Los programas de becas de A Breath of Hope cubren los costes de jóvenes investigadores que llevan a cabo programas de investigación innovadores.

Durante un ciclo de becas, un comité de expertos en oncología revisan aplicaciones de todo el país e identifican dos investigadores y las instituciones a las que pertenecen, para destinar los fondos que harán el proyecto viable.

En cada ciclo se identifican prioridades o focos de investigación dependiendo el contenido de las aplicaciones recibidas. Como ejemplos de programas anteriores, se han investigado estrategias de detección temprana, marcadores predictivos o métodos de superación de resistencia al tratamiento contra el cáncer de pulmón. Los objetivos del Premio Tona Vives para la Investigación del Cáncer de Pulmón serán publicados en esta web una vez se reúna el comité y se hayan colectado los fondos necesarios.

Haz click aquí abajo para donar a la lucha de Ricky contra el cáncer de pulmón.

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Tona Vives Lung Cancer Awareness Fund

…in loving memory of Ricky Rubio’s mother  Image result for bandera española icono  Ver la Página en Español

 

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A few words from Ricky:
“My mother taught me to never give up in life, to always smile against adversity and to enjoy and appreciate the gift of life. I remember that even when she was suffering, she wanted to live longer to be able to see her children and grandchildren grow up and be by our side to help us.”
   — Read Ricky’s full testimony

The Tona Vives Lung Cancer Awareness Fund

Ricky Rubio, a well-loved Minnesota Timberwolves player, has teamed up with A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation to fight the disease that claimed his mom’s life at the age of 56. Tona Vives was Ricky’s biggest fan and could often be found cheering him on from the stands at his basketball games. Her diagnosis and eventual passing came as a shock to the family and all who knew her. She was a nonsmoker and lived a healthy lifestyle. Like so many people today, the family didn’t know that lung cancer is indiscriminate – all you need to get lung cancer is lungs.

Losing Tona in the prime of her life left a painful hole in Ricky’s life, yet his greatest desire is to convert that pain to help other families avoid the sadness his family has endured.

The Tona Vives Lung Cancer Awareness Fund allows the public an opportunity to make donations in honor of Ricky’s mother, while helping A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation fight lung cancer. The fund will be used for two purposes:

    1. To support the first Tona Vives Lung Cancer Research Award, a research fellowship that will be launched later this year in loving memory of Ricky’s mother.
    2. To support the A Breath of Hope WRAP (White Ribbon Awareness Program) which includes awareness events, public presentations, radio and TV ads and billboards. Awareness is the first step to earlier detection and lives saved from lung cancer.

 

The Tona Vives Lung Cancer Research Award

Ricky knows that lung cancer research is underfunded, and this fact keeps the lung cancer survival rate at under 18%. Lung cancer is the world’s deadliest cancer claiming more lives than the next four most common cancers combined, yet research is funded disproportionately less than other cancers based on its burden on society.

Research is needed to help diagnose lung cancer earlier, improve treatments and help us understand why lung cancer strikes so many nonsmokers. Learn the facts about lung cancer.

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Current lung cancer survival rate

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Lung cancer kills nearly twice as many women as breast cancer

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One-half of lung cancer diagnoses happen to nonsmokers

As part of the Tona Vives Lung Cancer Awareness Fund, Ricky’s short-term goal is to raise $150,000 to fund the first Tona Vives Lung Cancer Research Award to be announced later this year. A Breath of Hope research awards (fellowships) support the salaries of promising young investigators conducting cutting-edge research.

Click below to donate to Ricky’s fight against lung cancer.

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Shelly Enger-Triebenbach


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In May of 2013 I was just finishing up my 18th year teaching vocal music in a public school. I noticed I would become out of breath very easily. I saw my general practitioner and received the diagnosis of pneumonia. I was given an inhaler and some antibiotics and was told to come back if I didn’t feel better. The next day I felt worse so I saw a pulmonologist who took a chest X-ray. I was immediately sent to the hospital for a pericardiocentesis and had 1.5 liters of fluid drained from around my heart.

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Pete Hendricks


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In December 2014, I had a bad cough. By March 2015 the persistent cough was wearing me down. I saw my primary doctor who did an x-ray and saw a spot on my lung, but rather than doing a scan he suggested a change in medication. I sought out multiple opinions and medications, eventually returning back to my primary doctor who suggested blood work and ordered a scan. On June 19, 2015, my wife Judy and I went to the scan appointment. My doctor called me to tell me it didn’t look good and that it showed a cancerous tumor.

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Judy Kenady


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I LOVE the fall in Minnesota and clearly remember the fall of 2005 following my diagnosis of lung cancer. I recall sitting on the couch looking at the gorgeous, vivid colors of the trees and feeling so calm. I knew there was absolutely nothing I could do other than trust in my faith, the physician’s, my family and friends to get me through whatever was to come.

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Rebecca Quaid


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On October 7th, 2011, I was diagnosed with a malignant non-small cell tumor in my right middle lobe bronchus. In an instant my life changed forever. Recently I had received a CT scan of my lungs, as I have severe COPD. The scan revealed a collapsed right middle lobe. A bronchoscopy was performed, a small mass was found, and the biopsy revealed the devastating news.

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Jean Beales


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Being a nonsmoker and living a healthy lifestyle, I was floored when I was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2013. As there is no cancer in my family tree, it was even more shocking. Seeking treatment I immediately sensed a stigma surrounding lung cancer. Everyone assumes you smoked. That angered me and to add insult to injury it seemed that all the focus and funding was on breast cancer.

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Marilyn Petrich


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I was diagnosed with lung cancer a year and a half ago. I am a former smoker, but quit 40 years ago so I never thought about the possibility of lung cancer. I was very fortunate that while undergoing a cardiac screening, I had a CT scan and an abnormality showed up on my lungs. My primary care physician followed up with me and I ended up being diagnosed with stage 1B lung cancer. Because of my diagnosis, I am a strong advocate for screening and early detection.

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Lori Shipman


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It all started fall of 2015 with a dry cough. I was a healthy, active 46-year-old nonsmoker – a working wife and mom of three teenagers. I ate healthy, swam competitively and practiced yoga. My cough would come and go, but I was never sick enough to go to the doctor and I had no other symptoms.

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