LUNGevity Foundation Hosts Inaugural Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic

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Lung Cancer Hope Month Event to Raise Funds for Lung Cancer Research,
Features Special Guest NBC4’s Doug Kammerer

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2012) – LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, will host the inaugural Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic, during Lung Cancer Hope Month, at the Army Navy Country Club on May 7, 2012. The Classic will follow LUNGevity’s weekend-long Hope Summit for lung cancer survivors at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Va.  Honorary event committee members include Speaker John A. Boehner, The Honorable Roy D. Blunt, The Honorable James E. Clyburn, and former Congressman Michael G. Oxley, a lung cancer survivor.

The Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic will raise funds for critical lifesaving lung cancer research. The event chair is Susan Davis, chairman of Susan Davis International, and vice chair is Colby Miller of Miller Group International. NBC Washington News4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer will be a special guest.

LUNGevity created Lung Cancer Hope Month, in May, to recognize the hope for better treatments and cures for lung cancer, improving lung cancer survival rates and quality of life for lung cancer patients and their loved ones. During the month, the LUNGevity is hosting a number of events to build awareness of the lung cancer community and raise funds for critical lifesaving research.

Join LUNGevity for a fun day of golf and raise funds for treatment and cures for lung cancer. Golfers who hit a hole-in-one have the chance to win a home entertainment system, a set of Callaway Diablo Irons, or roundtrip domestic airfare for two.  To learn more and to register, go to: www.lungevity.org/dcgolf.

WHAT:               Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic

WHEN:               May 7, 2012
                           Registration Opens: 7:15 a.m.

                           Shotgun Start: 8:15 a.m.

COST:                Individual Golfer: $250
                           Foursome: $1,250
                           Raffle Tickets: 2 for $20 or 5 for $40             

WHERE:             Army Navy Country Club
                           1700 Army Navy Drive
                           Arlington, Virginia 22202

For questions about Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic, sponsorships, or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Anna Pugh at dcgolf@lungevity.org.

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.

Through the support of critical research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as well as providing information, resources and a community to patients and caregivers, LUNGevity is creating and sharing hope for cures, treatments and enhanced quality of life for lung cancer patients.  

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

For more information, 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 to 52%