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Nov 01, 2011 - November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

Did you know November 1st is the first day of Lung Cancer Awareness Month? It's ok if you didn't, I didn't know until shortly after being diagnosed 1 year and 8 months ago.  Who "googles"  or does research on lung cancer, right? The PJ Aldridge Foundation knows now and we are hopeful along with our friends Nicolle, Bonnie and Sheila from The Bonnie J. Addario Foundation, Jen from Where's the Funding for Lung Cancer? and a host of others we will make many others aware this...more

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Sep 23, 2011 - Ivan M.

We lost a very good friend to lung cancer.  While PJAF never met Ivan face to face, we had many communications via email. He shared many ideas to help us raise the funding needed for lung cancer research.  Ivan was a guest speaker for many conferences over the last year, telling his story of lung cancer, and treatments.  We were told by many his words touched people, his passion to help others shined in every word spoken.  Much love to all of Ivan’s friends and...more

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Sep 02, 2011 - PJ Aldridge: Citizen of the Year

 PJ Aldridge, while battling his own disease, started the PJ Aldridge Foundation less than a year ago to help fund the research of lung cancer. PJ's for OJ Day's was started to educate the students about the highest diagnose cancer with the least amount of funding - lung cancer and also talk with them about the power of attitude and passion in their personal lives and career's chosen. Through the various events, donations, etc. The largest accomplishment to date was donating...more

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Aug 12, 2011 - More Than $30k Awarded During Annual Ladies Tournament

(Aug. 12, 2011) Though participation was down a bit from the Ocean City Marlin Club’s 2010 “Heels and Reels” Ladies Tournament, more prize money was awarded to winners of the third annual event, which took place last weekend.  

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Aug 08, 2011 - PJ Aldridge: Local Realtor Turned Unlikely Cancer Ambassador

Millions of people visit Ocean City, MD every year.  But once those visitors return home, Ocean City is really just like any other small town; everybody knows one another.  In February of 2010, this little microcosm received word that one of her own had been dealt a terrible hand.  

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Jun 17, 2011 - PJAF Makes Its First Donation!

PJAF makes its first donation to Thoracic Research Fund at University of Maryland for 150,000! Dr. Martin Edelman leads the research team with LESS than 2% going towards administrative fees. He's passionate for change and so are we at PJAF!

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May 02, 2011 - Saving Lives: Including His Own

PJ Aldridge ’89 was diagnosed with lung cancer early in 2010 during a trip to Costa Rica. Upon returning to the states and visiting the oncologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Aldridge is so far tumor-free and the cancer hasn’t spread. During this time, he has founded the PJ Aldridge Foundation, whose mission is to save lives by providing funding for research of lung cancer, to educate people of all ages about the disease, and improve awareness...more

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Apr 15, 2011 - Big Plans for 'Oprah' Donation

The PJ Aldridge Foundation, a local charity with the goal of raising money to combat lung cancer, has already moved mountains for its cause despite less than a year of existence... 

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Apr 07, 2011 - GCFL Podcast with P.J., Vera & Jesse

Take a listen to this weeks installment of the GCFL Podcast, featuring guests P.J. Aldridge, Vera & videographer Jesse Campbell.

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Jan 31, 2011 - Kids Give $3,000 for P.J.

OCEAN CITY -- P.J. Aldridge led a storybook life, growing up in St. Mary's County and summering in Ocean City, where he developed a passion for surfing.  

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Jan 06, 2011 - Prominent Profile

 An interview with P.J. for The Metropolitan Magazine

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Nov 26, 2010 - Aldridge to use Oprah’s gifts to help support his foundation

(Nov. 26, 2010) It wasn’t easy for PJ Aldridge to keep quiet about his visit last week to The Oprah Winfrey Show. But he managed, despite speaking with a handful of local media outlets in the days leading up to the show’s Nov. 22 airing.  

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Nov 25, 2010 - Oprah's gifts boosts OC charity

OCEAN CITY -- P.J. Aldridge flew to Chicago thinking he was going to appear on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to talk about his eponymous lung cancer foundation. Instead, he came home with $75,000 in gifts for being a hero in his own community -- and plans to use the spoils as a means to raise even more money toward awareness of, and a cure for, the deadliest disease on the planet.

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Nov 23, 2010 - Ocean City Man Part of Oprah's 'Favorite Things' Audience

OCEAN CITY, Md.- An Ocean City man was part of Oprah's "Ultimate Favorite Things Part 2" audience that aired on WBOC Monday.

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Nov 19, 2010 - Mojo on the Move

Aldridge takes ‘positive vibes, thoughts, attitude and love’ to Chicago...

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Nov 01, 2010 - PJ's Love of Golf

My love for golf was instilled in me by my grandfather, Lewie Aldridge Sr. ...

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Oct 14, 2010 - Grilled Cheese & Co.'s Sandwich to Benefit The PJ Aldridge Foundation

CATONSVILLE, MD - Grilled Cheese & Co. is proud to announce its new grilled cheese sandwich special, The PJ. 

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Sep 08, 2010 - Citizens Crawling for a Good Cause Sept. 11

On Saturday, Sept. 11, not only will the U.S. remember the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but an annual tradition will work toward a great cause, much closer to home – The Solomons Bar Crawl and fundraiser. This year, the Hurricane Alley Alumni Association will be raising funds for local PJ Aldridge, 44, who was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in February of this year. PJ Aldridge was born and raised in St. Mary’s County.  His attitude and...more

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