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Lori  Hope

Lori Hope

Topics: Lung Cancer. Hope's widely-read book, Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know, has been featured in Redbook magazine, U.S. News & World Reports, ABC News' "Nightline" program, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Hallmark Channel, and other prominent print and broadcast media. Hope, a lung cancer survivor who quit smoking seventeen years before her diagnosis, has written essays and opinion pieces that have appeared in Newsweek and other publications and have been broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations nationwide. One of her essays appears in a McGraw-Hill college English textbook anthology with works by Barbara Ehrenreich, Eric Schlosser, and Nelson Mandela. Her broadcast work has appeared on CBS, ABC, PBS, HBO, and NBC stations, and she has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show.

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Lori Hope is an author, producer, and former television medical reporter and newspaper editor who has appeared on "The Today Show," Oprah, ABC News, the Hallmark Channel, and in dozens of other media worldwide. Her best-selling book, Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know, has been featured in Time, Redbook magazine, U.S. News & World Reports, the Wall Street Journal, and other prominent print publications, and has been widely lauded by the nation's foremost authorities on cancer, communication, and psycho-oncology.

Hope has spoken at conferences of the American Cancer Society, the Oncology Nursing Society, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and the American Thoracic Society, and has presented at dozens of institutions and organizations including UCLA, UCSF, Tulane Medical School, and Google.

Her speeches, including "Playing the 'H.O.P.E. Card' Through Cancer and Beyond", "How to REALLY Help Someone with Cancer" and "Moving Beyond the Stigma of Lung Cancer" have been called deeply inspiring, uplifting, humorous, galvanizing, relevant, memorable, powerful, passionate, candid, down to earth, and witty.

Hope's dozens of honors include two regional Emmys and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, National Associated Press Broadcasting Award, and Sigma Delta Chi Award. She has written essays and opinion pieces that have appeared in Newsweek and other publications and have been broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations nationwide. Her broadcast work has appeared on CBS, ABC, PBS, HBO, and NBC stations and the Oprah Winfrey show. Her professional blog, "what helps. what hurts. what heals." on CarePages.com, a website that reaches millions of families across the globe, is the site's most popular. She currently writes for Beliefnet, NBC and iVillages, "Your Total Health", and other print and online media.

A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Hope earned a BA in Philosophy before becoming a journalist and working at several network affiliate stations in St. Louis, Portland, Oregon, and other markets. She taught documentary production in San Francisco at the nation's most advanced non-commercial media access and training center, Bay Area Video Coalition, for more than a decade, chaired her temple's social action committee for three years, and has served on numerous nonprofit boards. Currently, she is a member of the executive board of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation; the California steering committee of The Lung Cancer Alliance; and the honorary board of The Cancer League.

    "Lori Hope is a powerful motivational and public speaker. I was not just stimulated, but galvanized by her presentation. She is a natural communicator, with intuitive knowledge of how patients, health professionals, and the general public can best understand each other."

    - John Muir Health Foundation

    "Lori is a terrific speaker -- passionate, candid, down to earth, witty -- and she speaks from the heart. She moves easily from talking about her experiences or stories from her book to the audience, graciously incorporating it all into an uplifting and honest speech that everyone can resonate with."

    - University of California San Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center