FORT LAUDERDALE, FL | June 4, 2021
Tonight, the American Lung Association in South Florida will honor four residents who have been impacted by lung cancer with the virtual “Light the Way” Luminary Procession Powered by Florida Power & Light Company (FPL). This is part of the Memorial Cancer Institute LUNG FORCE Sunset Soiree presented by the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation.
“FPL works together with the communities we serve to help make Florida an even better place to live, work and raise a family, and we are proud to support the American Lung Association in their fight against lung cancer,” said Juliet Roulhac, director of External Affairs at Florida Power & Light Company. “We are excited to host the ‘Light the Way’ Luminary Procession powered by FPL – an integral part of the Sunset Soiree. It is an opportunity for us to recognize the true stars of the event – those who have been directly impacted by lung cancer, who we call LUNG FORCE Heroes.”
Four LUNG FORCE Heroes will be honored during the virtual program with a special video tribute to spotlight their personal stories. All event attendees will be given a turquoise FPL light up bracelet to illuminate during the procession.
For the 2021 Sunset Soiree, the following LUNG FORCE Heroes will be honored:
Lori Adelson: Six years ago, Adelson lost her mother to lung cancer. Her mother was a fighter and chemotherapy bought them more time, but lung cancer fought back, and it returned for a second time. It was during her second bout with this devastating disease that they were told she’d have 5-8 years to live, but unfortunately that timeline would never come to fruition.
Dawn D'Onofrio: On May 3, 2009, D’Onofrio’s mother, Kaffie Hervey, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Just over a month later, on her 68th birthday, her mom lost her battle with this horrific disease.
Andrea Eastaugh: Eastaugh’s mother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer and just three months later she passed away. After losing her mother, Eastaugh knew she wanted to do more in the community to promote lung health and drive awareness to this important cause.
Stacey Eisdorfer: In October of 2019, Eisdorfer’s life was changed forever when she was diagnosed with lung cancer at just 60 years old. She had a lobectomy followed by four months of chemotherapy and is now in remission. She is passionate about raising awareness about lung cancer screening.
Read more about their stories and donate to lung cancer research in honor of a LUNG FORCE Hero here.
The Sunset Soiree is the premier luxury lifestyle event of the season designed to raise awareness, education, and critical funding to end lung cancer. The event will take place on June 4 at 7 p.m. as a dynamic virtual experience. This year’s event is sponsored by Memorial Cancer Institute and presented by the Erwin and Barbara Mautner Charitable Foundation. For tickets or more information about the event, visit www.LUNGFORCESunsetSoiree.org.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. 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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