Lung Association, OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center Join Forces Against Lung Disease

Partnership includes helping Oklahoma teens quit smoking, vaping

Today, the American Lung Association in Oklahoma announced that it is partnering with OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center to help achieve its mission of ending lung disease. 

The partnership includes:

  • Support for the Lung Association’s Not On Tobacco®  (N-O-T) program which provides free help to teenagers who want to quit smoking or vaping. 
  • Sponsorship of the Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Gala, taking place this Saturday, June 12 at Myriad Gardens.
  • Stephenson Cancer Center lung cancer survivor and Lung Association LUNG FORCE Hero Mandi Pike sharing her survival story at the Gala on Saturday evening.

“Stephenson Cancer Center partners with and supports organizations that share similar goals and the Lung Association continues to show that through lung health education, advocacy and research which benefits Oklahomans everyday,” said Robert Mannel, M.D., director of Stephenson Cancer Center. “The Not On Tobacco® program will be an invaluable resource for Oklahoma teens to have a healthier and brighter future. In addition, by sponsoring the LUNG FORCE Gala, Stephenson Cancer Center is helping the Lung Association raise more funds to continue its work and services in the community.”

"Though the pandemic shift shows positive signs, all nonprofits are continuing to struggle. Local programs are still critical to the health of our communities. Stephenson Cancer Center understands this and we’re grateful for their dedication to our mission and support of the services we provide the community," said Terri Bailey, executive director of the Lung Association. 

“Without partners like them, the Lung Association and our important work in Oklahoma City would not be possible."

Oklahoma schools and school districts will need to contact the Lung Association if they wish to have the program implemented. The Lung Association will announce more information as the 2021/2022 school year approaches. 

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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