November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you want to help make profound change for lung cancer – the time is now!
Heartland Cancer Center and Central Kansas Breast & Surgery Clinic have teamed up to host a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Event locally as part of a global campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer and reduce the stigma associated with this disease. On Tuesday, Nov. 18, our town will join 200 communities across the country as we provide hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by this disease. With your help, we will triple survivorship by the end of this decade.
The event will take place from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, at Heartland Cancer Center located at 204 Cleveland St. The website is www.shinealightonlungcancer.org/greatbend where attendees can register and learn more about the event. Lilly Oncology will display artwork by survivors and caregivers throughout the event.
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer will not only bring awareness for lung cancer, but help educate the community about this disease. Many do not know lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States, and takes more lives than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers- combined.
Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the US. While history of smoking is the main risk factor for developing lung cancer, nearly 80% of those diagnosed today are never or former smokers who quit decades ago. Now, there is hope. Today, there is lifesaving benefit for those at high risk to detect lung cancer early.
Join survivors, caregivers, and family members, as they share their stories, show compassion and support for the lung cancer community and provide hope. Come together and show how much we care for the lung cancer community.