St. Louis to Celebrate Lung Cancer Survivors, Fund Programs to Help Local Lung Disease Patients
(April 16, 2018) -
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In Missouri, there are more than 600,000 people who suffer from lung disease, including nearly 3,000 who battle lung cancer. That’s why the American Lung Association in Missouri will host the LUNG FORCE Glam on May 3, raising awareness about lung disease, celebrating lung cancer survivors and raising funds to support local programs to help people with lung disease.
“Missouri has the sixth highest rate of lung cancer in the region, which is directly attributed to the state’s high smoking rate and extremely low tobacco taxes,” said Brett Schuette, the executive director for the Lung Association in Missouri. “We need to do more to improve the health of our citizens. This event will help raise awareness, but also fund programs that are vital to prevent lung disease and help those with lung disease live better lives.”
LUNG FORCE Glam is held just a few days before National Women’s Lung Health Week, an annual observance from May 6 – 12. The event is held at the Caramel Room at Bissinger's in St. Louis and will include a plated lunch, inspirational speakers and more.
Almost 90 cents of every dollar raised will go to the Lung Association’s local programs and services, including research, advocacy and public health education.
Tickets, table reservations and sponsorships for the LUNG FORCE Glam are available online or by calling the Lung Association in Missouri at 314-645-5505.
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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