UALC in the News
Wall Street Journal - November 11, 2013
Family Takes Cancer Fight Further
New York Times Society Pages - November 18, 2012
Check out photos from Uniting Against Lung Cancer's Strolling Supper with Blues & News, with Board members Mary Ann Tighe and Dr. David Hidalgo, and Medical Committee members Dr. Katherine Pisters and Dr. Charles Rudin.
Gotham Magazine - November 2012
Anchor Brian Williams raises awareness for the 10-year-old lung cancer charity that honors his friend Joan Scarangello McNeive, who lost her life to the disease.
Wall Street Journal - September 11, 2012
Advancing Lung Cancer Research
Women & Cancer - Summer, 2007
A Legacy of Compassion and Commitment: The Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer
Roxanne Donovan does not hesitate when asked to describe her sister-in-law and closest friend, Joan Scarangello McNeive: “Joan was absolutely magnificent. She was passionately alive and present. She walked through the world with her shoulders back and her head held high. She reveled in the lives of her wide circle of family and friends.”
Joan was a runner, a lifelong New Yorker, a senior news writer at NBC, and a nonsmoker when she was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in October 2001. She was 47 years old.
Roxanne laughs when she says, in further describing Joan, “Hallmark stock must have dipped the first year Joan wasn’t buying Mother’s Day cards. She spent more on Mother’s Day cards than anyone I know. Though she wasn’t a mother herself, she sent cards to every mother she knew in her life—to friends and relatives and anyone who had ever been like a mother to her. That’s the kind of person she was... Read the full article here
Avenue Magazine, September, 2005
A Sister’s Legacy: Mary Ann Tighe and David Hidalgo Raise Money to Research the Forgotten Cancer
By Nicole Pezold
In winter 2000, Joan Scarangello, a senior news writer at NBC, went to see her internist about a cough she couldn’t shake. A chest x-ray showed nothing, and she went away with a regimen of antibiotics. When, six months later, the cough continued to plague the otherwise healthy 47-year-old, her doctor ordered a CT scan. “Not only did Joan have lung cancer,” remembers her older sister Mary Ann Tighe, an accomplished deal-maker in New York’s commercial real estate market, “she had stage four lung cancer – it was a thunderbolt. And Joan never smoked!” With the help of Tighe’s husband Dr. David Hidalgo, former chief of reconstructive surgery at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Scarangello quickly called on the leading thoracic oncologists for care. But little could be done. In 2001, Joan died – exactly 20 years after her own mother, also a non-smoker, succumbed to lung cancer. “Here’s what was really heartbreaking,” says Tighe, “the doctors knew not one more thing than they did in 1981.” Read the full article here.