LUNGevity Foundation Hosts Second Annual "Take A Lap With LUNGevity" Walk At NBC 4 Health & Fitness Expo, March 16-17

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Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer joins LUNGevity
to spread awareness and information about lung cancer

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2013) – For the second year, LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, will participate in the NBC 4 Health and Fitness Expo March 16 – 17, 2013 from 9 am to 5 pm at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.  LUNGevity Foundation will host the “Take a Lap with LUNGevity” walk at the Get Healthy 4 Life Walking Track, Saturday, March 16 from 11 am – 12 pm. For the second year, Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer, recipient of LUNGevity’s “Raising Hope” award, will lead the walk. Throughout the weekend, the Foundation will welcome Expo visitors and provide information about LUNGevity Foundation and lung cancer resources at booth #1507.

To join Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer, for “Take a Lap with LUNGevity,” participants should meet at the LUNGevity table in the center of the Get Healthy 4 Life Walking Track at 11 am. The first 50 expo walkers will receive LUNGevity t-shirts.

WHAT:    LUNGevity Foundation’s “Take a Lap with LUNGevity” walk with Storm Team 4
             Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer

WHEN:    Saturday, March 16, 2013: 11 am - 12 pm EST

WHERE:  The Get Healthy 4 Life Walking Track at the Walter E. Washington Convention
             Center in Washington, D.C.                                                                               

*Participants should meet at 11 am at the LUNGevity table in the center of the track for a send off from Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer

LUNGevity has the largest grants award program for lung cancer research among lung cancer nonprofit organizations in the United States. In the past two years, LUNGevity has awarded over $5 million to the most promising lung cancer research proposals in the areas of early detection and targeted therapeutics. To help support its mission and raise awareness of the disease, the organization hosts over 75 community-building and fundraising events across the country each year.

About LUNGevity Foundation

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. It does so by supporting critical research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as well as by providing information, resources and a support community to patients and caregivers.  

LUNGevity seeks to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer.

For more information about the grants or LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.lungevity.org.

About Lung Cancer

  • 1 in 14 Americans is diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, regardless of gender or ethnicity
  • Lung cancer kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer and more than three times as many men as prostate cancer
  • About 55% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers
  • Only 16% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it’s caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically.