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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York Named Presenting Sponsor for American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Walk and LUNG FORCE Expo in Buffalo New York

(February 20, 2018) - BUFFALO, N.Y.

For more information please contact:

Jennifer Solomon
[email protected]
(516) 680-8927

The American Lung Association is proud to announce Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming LUNG FORCE Walk and LUNG FORCE Expo in Buffalo. While the national LUNG FORCE movement – which raises awareness for lung cancer - has gained steam  throughout the Northeast, this will be the inaugural year for western New York communities.  The LUNG FORCE Expo will be on March 15, 2018 at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo and the LUNG FORCE Walk will take place on June 7, 2018 at Buffalo Harbor State Park. Registration is currently open for both events.

“Blue Cross Blue Shield is a valued partner of the American Lung Association, and we are excited to work with them as we roll out LUNG FORCE in the western New York community,” said Jeff Seyler, Executive Vice President of the American Lung Association, Northeast Region. “As our presenting sponsor, Blue Cross Blue Shield will lend their expertise in healthcare to the vital cause of spreading awareness for lung cancer – and their partnership will help us to reach more families with life saving information.”

Both events will include a speaking programs honoring local LUNG FORCE Heroes, survivors, advocates and health professionals and families.   The Expo will feature speakers from a variety of fields to present current medical information on topics that have the most impact on those whose lives are touched by lung cancer and lung disease. 

The American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE movement is recognized nationwide and includes 43 walks in 28 states last year alone.  LUNG FORCE events raise funds for research, early detection, advocacy, education and awareness for lung cancer, particularly awareness about the high rate of lung cancer in women.

Those with questions can contact 585-666-1404.  To find out more about the walk and to register click here.  To find out more about the Expo or to register click here.


About the American Lung Association

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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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