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Lori Hope is an author, producer, and public speaker. Her top-rated cancer support book, Help Me Live: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know, has been featured in media including The Today Show, Time, Redbook, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Reports, ABC News' "Nightline", the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Hallmark Channel, and her popular blog appears on the Huffington Post.
A former newspaper editor and award-winning journalist who developed hundreds of medical news reports and documentaries for television broadcast, her dozens of honors include two Emmys. A lung cancer survivor who quit smoking seventeen years before her diagnosis, Hope 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 essays appear in college English textbooks, and her broadcast work has appeared on CBS, ABC, PBS, HBO, and NBC stations. She has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Hope has lectured about the power of hope, compassionate communication, and smoking cessation and addiction and the stigma of lung cancer at dozens of conferences and institutions including Tulane University Medical School, UCLA, the American Cancer Society, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, and the American Thoracic Society International Conference. Hope is a health expert on SheSource.org; a member of the National Cancer Survivors Day Speakers Bureau; and the most popular professional blogger on CarePages.com.
A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Hope earned a BA in Philosophy. 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. Currently, she is a member of the executive board of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and volunteers for several other cancer organizations. In her spare time, Hope enjoys her family and friends, walking her dog, and exercising to stay strong, healthy, and centered.