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Kansas City to Celebrate Lung Cancer Survivors, Cutting-Edge Research

(April 12, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
[email protected]
(312) 445-2501

Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told that she has lung cancer and one in four will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetimes. Because of these startling facts, the American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City will host the second annual LUNG FORCE Glam! on May 10, an event to raise awareness about lung cancer, and celebrate survivors and advancements in research.

“Over the last 30 years, the rate of new lung cancer cases in women increased 94 percent and the number of women who die from the disease has doubled,” said Linda Crider, the executive director for the Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City. “This event will raise awareness about lung cancer, but also celebrate lung cancer survivors and the incredible advancements in research and treatment options.”

LUNG FORCE Glam is held during national Women’s Lung Health Week, an annual observance from May 6 – 12, and just a few days before Mother’s Day. The event is held at the Gallery Event Space in the Power & Light District of Kansas City, and will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, plated dinner, inspirational speakers and more. Almost 90 cents of every dollar raised will go to the Lung Association’s programs and services, including research, advocacy and public health education.

The LUNG FORCE Glam is presented by The University of Kansas Health System, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and The University of Kansas Medical Oncology. Tickets, table reservations and sponsorships for the LUNG FORCE Glam! are currently available online at or by calling the Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City at 913-353-9165.


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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