MEDIA ADVISORY: LUNG FORCE Walk: Boston to be held at the Boston Common on Thursday, May 14 | American Lung Association

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MEDIA ADVISORY: LUNG FORCE Walk: Boston to be held at the Boston Common on Thursday, May 14

(June 10, 2015)

WHO: The American Lung Association of the Northeast, and hundreds of participants and volunteers.

WHAT:  The American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Walk: Boston is presented by CVS Health and Lilly Oncology. Boehringer Ingelheim, PerkinElmer, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Genentech, Magic 106.7, Medtronic, Lahey Health and Poland Spring are also generous sponsors. Participants will take part in a three-mile walk. 

WHEN:  Thursday, May 14, 2015, registration begins at 5:00 p.m. The walk will kick off at 6:45 p.m.

WHERE: Parkman Bandstand, Boston Common 

WHY:  Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. In fact, statistics show that fewer than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer survive one year after diagnosis. Anyone can get lung cancer - including women who don’t currently smoke or who have successfully quit smoking.  Yet, according to new research from the American Lung Association’s Women’s Lung Health Barometer, only 1 percent of women identify lung cancer as a cancer that is top-of-mind for them. 

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