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Ben Franklin Bridge to Turn Turquoise to Honor Pennsylvania Residents Affected by Lung Cancer

(April 24, 2018) - CAMDEN, N.J.

WHAT:              The Ben Franklin Bridge will kick off the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover by turning turquoise during National Women’s Lung Health Week (May 6-12), to support those in the Greater Philadelphia area and across Pennsylvania impacted by lung cancer. The Ben Franklin Bridge will join other famous landmarks across the country in illuminating in turquoise to raise awareness around lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in both women and men.  

Join the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania and local LUNG FORCE Heroes (lung cancer patients, caregivers, survivors and healthcare providers) on Monday, May 7, 2018 at dusk (around 8 p.m.) in a special ceremony to kickoff Turquoise Takeover by illuminating the Ben Franklin Bridge in turquoise.

Use #LUNGFORCE when posting LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover photos on social media channels. Tag @AmericanLungPA

WHERE:           Ben Franklin Bridge, 6 Linden St, Camden, NJ 08102

WHEN:              May 7, 2018                 
Media Check-in Time: 7:30 p.m.      
Lighting Ceremony Start Time: dusk, around 8 p.m.

WHO:                The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania and local LUNG FORCE Heroes.

WHY:                Every two and a half minutes someone in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer. In 2018, there will be more than 10,470 people in Pennsylvania diagnosed with lung cancer and 7,280 will succumb to the deadly disease in 2018.

CONTACT:        For media interested in covering the event, contact the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania Communications Director Ewa Dworakowski at [email protected] or 717-971-1124, 717-503-3903 (cell)


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