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Experts Gather to Help 400K Minnesotans Who Suffer from Lung Disease

(October 3, 2017) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer. In Minnesota, there are more than 400,000 people who suffer from lung disease, including more than 2,200 who battle lung cancer.

That’s why, on October 12, experts will gather in Minneapolis at the LUNG FORCE Expo to present the latest research and resources, and connect people who are impacted by lung disease. The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding lung cancer, COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension.

“This event is a gathering of the best minds in lung health,” said Cheryl Sasse, the Director of Lung Health for the Lung Association in Minnesota. “The LUNG FORCE Expo provides vital education and resources for healthcare providers, caregivers and people who suffer from lung disease.”

The event features nationally recognized experts, including Health Partners physician and researcher Dr. Charlene McEvoy, and Dr. Samy El-Halawani, pulmonologist at Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic. See the full list of speakers here.

Patients, caregivers and healthcare providers are invited to attend the event on October 12 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott. Space is limited, so register now at


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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