Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts Hosts Candlelight Vigil And Lighting Of The PRU

Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:00am EDT

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Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts Hosts Candlelight Vigil And Lighting Of The

BOSTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being
issued by Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts:

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WHAT:  November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  To bring awareness of the
disease to Commonwealth residents, LCA-MA will host a candlelight vigil in
front of the Prudential Building as it is lit for lung cancer awareness. 
WCVB-TV evening news anchor Heather Unruh will emcee the event.

WHERE:  The Prudential Center, Boston, MA

WHO:  Hosted by Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts
Guest speakers: John Auerbach, Commissioner of the Department of Public Health
Invited Guests:  Congressman Barney Frank, Governor Deval Patrick, Senator
Susan Fargo, Boston Red Sox Announcer, Jerry Remy

WHEN:  November 5, 2009 at 6:30 pm

About Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death both nationally and in
Massachusetts.  In 2009, it will claim more lives than breast, prostate,
colon, liver, kidney, and melanoma cancers combined.  Of the 5,120
Commonwealth residents who will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, more
than 60 percent will be never-smokers or former smokers who quit decades ago.

About Lung Cancer Alliance
The Lung Cancer Alliance ( is the only national
non-profit organization solely dedicated to patient support and advocacy for
people living with lung cancer and those at risk for the disease.  Lung Cancer
Alliance is committed to reversing the decades of stigma and neglect by
empowering patients, elevating awareness and changing health policy.

Contact:, Joanne O'Connor
Diane Legg

SOURCE  Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts

Joanne O'Connor,, or Diane Legg,, Co-Chairs, Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts,
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