About L4L


Thank you for visiting LIVING FOR LIZ (L4L)! Established in 2012, L4L is a “pending” 501(c)3 organization in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde. In September of 2011, Elizabeth was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. She was only 25 years old, a non-smoker and a newlywed. Seven short months after Elizabeth’s diagnosis, she passed away. Some [...]

Everyday Living


We are are living for Liz.  Literally.  Who are you living for?   And how are you going to do it?  You too can live for the ones you have lost by educating yourself on proper cancer prevention and by participating in our our L4L 365 Photography project.  Begin LIVING every day!

Upcoming Events

Lung Cancer Awareness & Research Fundraising - Living For Liz, Upcoming Events

Thank you for visiting L4L’s Upcoming Events page!  You will see all of our upcoming events on the sidebar to your right ——-> As you probably already know, Living For Liz is a non-profit in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde.  Elizabeth, a non-smoker, lost her battle with lung cancer at the age of 25.  Our goal [...]

Our Impact

Living For Liz was founded in 2012 in honor of Elizabeth Holman Melde who passed away from lung cancer at the age of 25. Elizabeth was a non-smoker. Each year, lung cancer takes more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined yet receives the least amount of research funding of all major cancers. L4L is proud to announce that in 2013 we have [...]

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    Bet On A Cure For Lung Cancer

    Living For Liz proudly presents the 2nd Annual, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER.

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    LizFest 2014- Happy Birthday Liz!

    It’s that time of year again… time for LizFest! As you probably already know, LizFest is an annual Living For Liz event in honor of Elizabeth Holman-Melde. At 25 years old, Elizabeth, a non-smoker, lost her battle with lung cancer. The purpose of LizFest is not only to raise money to fight lung cancer, but [...]

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    L4L Health Expo

    Living For Liz is hosting its second annual Health Expo on Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Lunda Center located on the Western Technical College campus in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Living for Liz, various health care providers, and other groups in the coulee region that promote healthy living, are [...]

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    Lung Cancer Doesn’t Stand A Chance

    Living For Liz is ringing in the New Year with perseverance!  We are proud to announce a new section of our website called “Our Impact” as well as announce our entire line up of events for the upcoming year! 

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    Air Pollution Declared a Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

      (CNN) — My patient, “Judy,” is one of more than 228,000 Americans this year who will be diagnosed with lung cancer. And like most of her fellow lung cancer patients, she is struggling not only to learn all she can about her diagnosis and treatment options, but also to adjust to the overwhelming burden [...]

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    Shine A Light On Lung Cancer

    Gundersen Medical Foundation and Living for Liz Present: SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Gundersen Integrated Center for Education 6:00pm– Desserts, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments 6:50pm- Welcome and special program featuring Scott Burton, comedian and cancer survivor 7:45pm– Glow stick ceremony to remember and honor those with lung [...]

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    Bet On A Cure For Lung Cancer

    Living For Liz proudly presents, BET ON A CURE FOR LUNG CANCER.  November is lung cancer awareness month and we plan to fight!  We hope you will join us for our casino themed event! When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6pm Where: The Waterfront’s Cargill Room, La Crosse, WI Why: Because lung cancer is the [...]

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    We’re in the Applefest Parade!

    Living For Liz is going to have a float in the Applefest 2013 Parade on Sunday, September 22nd. We are very excited to be able to spread the word about our fight against lung cancer! However, we have no idea how to make a float and could really use your help!

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    LizFest 2013 Recap

    Wow!  It has already been a month since LizFest 2013!  We were blessed in so many ways this year- from the rain holding off, to our incredible volunteers, to the many people that came out to help us celebrate a beautiful woman’s life.

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    LizFest 2013- Celebration of Life

    Please join us for L4L’s 2nd Annual Celebration of Life Saturday, June 8th from 2pm- 8pm at Veterans Park in La Crescent, MN  *buttons required, purchase for $3 day of