Council Chair Ernest Martin Kicks Off Lung Force Movement

15 05 2014

Council Chair Ernest Martin presented an honorary certificate to the American Lung Association at Honolulu Hale yesterday to kick off Lung Force, a new national movement to rally and unite women in the fight against lung cancer and for lung health.

Council Chair Ernie Martin presents an honorary certificate to Renee Klein, American Lung Association Region President and CEO in honor of Women's Lung Health Week.

Council Chair Ernie Martin presents an honorary certificate to Renee Klein, American Lung Association Region President and CEO in honor of Women’s Lung Health Week.

The statistics regarding lung cancer in women are alarming. Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women in the U.S., surpassing breast cancer in 1987. Two-thirds of newly diagnosed cases are from non-smokers or people who have never smoked.

In the past 35 years, the lung cancer death rate has fallen 21% among men while increasing 116% among women. Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer and every eight minutes, a woman in the U.S. dies from the disease. The statistics for women are startling, but the reality is that anyone can get lung cancer.

Lung cancer survivor Karen L. sharing her story.

Lung cancer survivor Karen L. sharing her story.

Dr. Jeff Berenberg speaking on the hope for cancer patients.

Dr. Jeff Berenberg speaking on the hope for cancer patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To learn more about the Lung Force movement, visit the American Lung Association’s Lung Force website.


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