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Hundreds of Chicagoans Gather for Latest on #1 Cancer Killer

Inspiring speakers and more @ LUNG FORCE Expo, May 9th

(May 8, 2017) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
James.Martinez@Lung.org
(312) 445-2501

CHICAGO - More than 200,000 Americans this year will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and half of them will die.

That’s why the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago is hosting the 2017 LUNG FORCE Expo, to save lives. The event will feature the latest trends, resources and research on lung health for patients and professionals. It will take place tomorrow, May 9, at Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center.

More than one hundred people living with lung disease and professionals from Illinois will gather to watch speakers from a variety of fields present the latest medical based research on lung disease.

The event will provide patients a sense of camaraderie, a chance to learn from each other and from the local medical community, access to an abundance of resources and the opportunity to view products that might be helpful to them in their disease.

Professionals will listen to featured speakers who will present on various topics to keep lung health professionals current on the latest research, trends, recommendations and treatments. Health professionals from multiple disciplines will be able to learn about the latest information on lung cancer, COPD, asthma and other respiratory issues.

Physicians and Lung Association representatives will be available for media interviews. Media representatives receive complimentary admission and can RSVP by sending their contact information to James.Martinez@Lung.org.

About the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago
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 focuses 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:  Lung.org.

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