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MEDIA ALERT: American Lung Association hosts Tucson Shopping Night at La Encantada

Local Event to Ignite Action in the Fight Against the #1 Cancer Killer of Women

(April 16, 2016) - Tucson

WHAT:  Representatives from the American Lung Association in Arizona and invite you to attend the Tucson LUNG FORCE event to kick off National Women’s Lung Health Week and LUNG FORCE, a fast-growing national initiative uniting women in the fight against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women.

The Tucson LUNG FORCE Event will take place at La Encantada on May 11, 2016. Come join our partners Talbots, Kendra Scott, Blanco and Shaffer Dry Cleaning for a fun shopping and dining night to create awareness and to raise much needed funds for Lung Cancer.

LUNG FORCE was launched in May 2014 by the American Lung Association, a leading organization in the fight against lung cancer for more than 50 years through research, advocacy, patient programs and health education and awareness.

WHO: Representatives from the American Lung Association of Arizona, and local LUNG FORCE Heroes Marlene Harris and Lynn Meyers will be participating in the LUNG FORCE Tucson event and available for interviews on-site.

WHEN:  May 11, 2016  |  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 Media Check-in Time: 4:30 pm at Talbots

WHERE: La Encantada, 2905 E Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718

WHY: Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women. Anyone can get lung cancer and sadly, one woman dies of lung cancer every eight minutes in the U.S. And, the number of women dying from lung cancer has nearly doubled over the past 30 years. Yet, awareness is shockingly low – only 1 percent of women say that lung cancer is on their health radar.

CONTACT:  To RSVP please contact: Julie Reid – 602-429-0009 or [email protected]


About the American Lung Association in Arizona 

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 Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website:


LUNG FORCE is a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women. LUNG FORCE has three priorities: 1) Make lung cancer a cause that people care about – and act on; 2) Educate and empower patients and healthcare providers and 3) Raise critical funds for lung cancer research. The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE is nationally presented by CVS Health. Find out more at

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