The American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City is turning Kansas City turquoise during the LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover (June 14-20) to raise awareness of lung cancer as well as other lung diseases, including COVID-19.
As a sign of hope, landmarks and communities across the nation, including Lighton Tower in Overland Park, will be illuminated in turquoise, the signature color of LUNG FORCE. The Lung Association also is encouraging Kansas City fountains to illuminate turquoise throughout the week and asking residents and media to wear turquoise. During this challenging time, it’s important for all those living with lung disease, including COVID-19 and lung cancer to feel hope, optimism, and support amidst the pandemic.
“This week we are turning Kansas City turquoise to raise awareness of the fact that anyone can get lung cancer, and no one deserves it,” said Linda Crider, executive director of the Lung Association. “We’re proud to stand with those facing the disease, particularly during these difficult times and raise funds to support new treatments and better methods of early detection so that we can save more lives.”
Money raised during Turquoise Takeover will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease. It also will support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative, a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
During Turquoise Takeover, make an impact by, not only wearing turquoise during this awareness week, but turn your social media profiles turquoise and consider a donation to support lifesaving research at LUNGFORCE.org.
As LUNG FORCE’s national presenting sponsor, CVS Health is committed to raising funds and support for lung cancer education, awareness and research. LUNG FORCE is grateful to CVS Health for more than five years in support of our efforts to defeat lung cancer.
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 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.