Today, the American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City announced that they will present the prestigious Legacy Award to Dr. Roy A. Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The award will be presented at the Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Glam on Thursday, May 13 (7pm – 9:30pm) at the Boulevard Drive-in Theatre.
Dr. Jensen, who is also the director of the Kansas Masonic Research Institute, will receive the award for his distinguished commitment to public health and Tobacco 21 policy, his dedication to cancer research and for successfully bringing a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center to the Greater Kansas City community.
“Dr. Jensen is truly a hero and champion for lung health. We are a healthier community because of him and his hard work and dedication to the health and wellness of others,” said Linda Crider, executive director of the Lung Association.
The annual event has been reimagined as an outdoor event due to COVID-19. Tickets are $75 and the event includes a boxed dinner and beverages, as well as live and silent auctions, entertainment and celebrating advancements in lung cancer and lung disease research. Attendees are allowed to set up a ‘tailgate-like experience’ with those in their car. Attendees of the event, themed “Feeling Groovy Like a Drive-in Movie,” are asked to wear attire with a 60s flair and a touch of turquoise. Masks and social distancing are required.
Visionary Sponsors include The Accurso Law Firm, The University of Kansas Health System along with The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Visit KSKCGlam.org for more information.
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, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.