In Loving Memory

Putting an end to late-stage lung cancer diagnosis in honor of Barbara Berlanti

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    Barbara Berlanti

    Barbara is the mother of writer, producer, director and Fuck Cancer Board Member Greg Berlanti. She was a proud mother, even more proud grandmother, and friend to all she met. She passed away in 2017 due to complications from lung cancer.

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    The Heroes Gala

    The Heroes Gala honors those making a real impact in the cancer space, in honor of Barbara Berlanti and supporting F Cancer’s early cancer detection, prevention, and psychosocial initiatives. In 2018, The Heroes Gala raised $750,000.

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    Early Lung Cancer Detection

    Signs and symptoms of lung cancer typically occur only when the disease is advanced, but a low dose CT scan is the best chance at finding it early if you are at risk. A lot of people don’t know about this scan or what their risk factors are so we’re dedicating part of funds raised at The Heroes Gala to educating people on early lung cancer detection in Barbara’s honor.




"My mother, Barbara Berlanti, dedicated her life to giving back to others. Lung cancer took her life too soon, but I know this work being done in her memory would give her immeasurable peace and happiness. May this program give others the greatest gift of all - more life and time with the people they love."