American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE calls upon Dallas to share their voices to defeat the number one cancer killer of women – lung cancer
(May 10, 2016) -
DALLAS (May 10, 2016) – Today, the American Lung Association in Texas is supporting LUNG FORCE during National Women's Lung Health Week (May 8 – 14) in an effort to raise awareness and defeat lung cancer in women. LUNG FORCE is a fast-growing initiative uniting the nation against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women.
Every eight minutes, a woman in the United States will lose her battle with lung cancer, yet awareness is shockingly low, only 1 percent of women say that lung cancer is a top-of-mind cancer concern. However, the number of women dying from lung cancer has nearly doubled over the past 30 years.
LUNG FORCE is focused on driving more positive outcomes for the women and families whose lives have been forever changed as a result of a lung cancer diagnosis.
Now in its third year, LUNG FORCE is empowering women and men in Texas to share their voice to make lung cancer a public health priority.
The American Lung Association is asking Texas residents to share their voices in the fight against lung cancer. Visit www.LUNGFORCE.org to learn how to participate:
• Walk: A LUNG FORCE Walk was held on April 23rd in Dallas. It is not too late to make a donation for the important work LUNG FORCE is doing in Texas and nationwide, visit LUNGFORCE.org/walk or call 214-631-5864
• Share: Visit LUNGFORCE.org to turn your social media profiles turquoise or post a turquoise selfie, using the hashtag #ShareYourVoice and #LUNGFORCE. If lung cancer has touched your life or someone you love, please share your story at LUNGFORCE.org/tell-your-story
• Donate: Make a donation that supports the American Lung Association's investment in lung cancer research and public health promotion.
About the American Lung Association in Texas
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.