Minneapolis to Celebrate Lung Cancer Survivors, Cutting-Edge Research
(April 12, 2018) -
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Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told that she has lung cancer and one in four women will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetimes. Because of these startling facts, the American Lung Association in Minnesota is hosting the third annual Oxygen Ball on May 11, 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 has increased 94 percent and the number of women who die from the disease has doubled,” said Greg Voss, the executive director for the Lung Association in Minnesota. “This event will raise awareness about lung cancer, but also celebrate lung cancer survivors and the incredible advancements in research and treatment options.”
Oxygen Ball is held during national Women’s Lung Health Week, an annual observance from May 6 – 12, and just two days before Mother’s Day. The event is held at International Square Marketplace, and will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, plated dinner, inspirational speakers, a live band 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.
Tickets, table reservations and sponsorships for the 2018 Oxygen Ball are currently available online or by calling the Lung Association in Minnesota at 651-227-8014.
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: Lung.org.
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