Lung Association Turns Georgia Turquoise; Encourages Residents to Take Action to End Lung Cancer

Organization illuminates buildings and landmarks in turquoise, shares stories of those impacted to raise awareness of lung cancer
This week, the American Lung Association in Georgia is turning Atlanta turquoise to raise awareness of lung cancer and encourage residents to take action to end the disease.

The annual Lung Cancer Action Week and Turquoise Takeover celebration unites America to stand together against lung cancer. Each year, the organization turns the nation turquoise, the signature color of LUNG FORCE. Here in Atlanta, the Lung Association is illuminating major landmarks and buildings turquoise, including Promenade Tower and 191 Peachtree Tower.

“Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men in our state, but there is hope. The five-year survival rate has increased by nearly 40% in the past decade thanks to improved early detection of the disease through lung cancer screening and advancements in research, which have resulted in more than 50 new lung cancer treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since 2016,” said Michele Howell, Executive Director of the American Lung Association. “There are actions we can all take to reduce the burden of lung cancer in Georgia, so we ask you to join us.”
                                            
The American Lung Association shares six actions people can take this week to help in efforts to end lung cancer:
  1. Join the Fight for Air Climb in Atlanta on May 20 at Promenade Tower or create a DIY Fundraiser to benefit those affected by lung cancer
  2. Share your lung cancer story to raise awareness and inspire hope
  3. Donate to help achieve a world free of lung cancer
  4. Get screened for lung cancer if eligible
  5. Test your home for radon
  6. Learn about the latest educational information on lung cancer

Since 2014, LUNG FORCE has raised over $26 million for lifesaving lung cancer research. Visit LUNGFORCE.org to learn how you can get involved during Lung Cancer Action Week and join the effort to defeat the disease.
For more information, contact:

Jill Smith
704-818-4138
[email protected]

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