Hundreds of Coloradans to gather on June 11th to Raise Awareness for the Number One Cancer Killer in US | American Lung Association

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Hundreds of Coloradans to gather on June 11th to Raise Awareness for the Number One Cancer Killer in US

(June 1, 2016) -

DENVER (June 1, 2016) – It’s a fact, more people die of lung cancer than from breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined. That’s why the American Lung Association in Colorado is proud to gather community members together for the 2016 LUNG FORCE Walk on Saturday, June 11th. 

Hundreds of Coloradans with lung disease, their families, friends and healthcare professionals will gather at Centennial Center Park to help raise awareness about the impact of lung disease in our community. Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of all Americans, asthma is the leading cause of chronic absenteeism for school aged children and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the leading cause of disability in working adults and the third leading cause of death among Americans. 

The event is a family fun event featuring a half-mile walk, fun athletic elements and educational tents. The festivities begin at 8 am on Saturday, June 11th at Centennial Center Park. 

WHO: All ages are welcome to participate in this FREE family friendly event. 

WHAT: LUNG FORCE Walk featuring different Lung Health stations before and after the walk, music, cheerleaders, fitness activities plus many more fun things to do.

WHERE: Centennial Center Park, 13050 E Peakview Ave., Centennial, CO 80111. Plenty of FREE parking in the park’s parking lot next to the City of Centennial building. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016 – registration starts at 8:00 AM, Program/Walk begins at 9:00 AM

REGISTRATION: Registration is FREE! Register and more information available at LUNGFORCE.org/walk

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About the American Lung Association in Colorado 

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website: Lung.org.

About LUNG FORCE

LUNG FORCE is a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women. LUNG FORCE has three priorities: 1) Make lung cancer a cause that people care about – and act on; 2) Educate and empower patients and healthcare providers and 3) Raise critical funds for lung cancer research. The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE is nationally presented by CVS Health. Find out more at LUNGFORCE.org.

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