LUNGevity Foundation Hosts Breathe Deep DC Bowling

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Lung Cancer Hope Month May 5 Event To Raise Funds For Lung Cancer Research

WASHINGTON (April 10, 2012) – LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, will host  Breathe Deep DC Bowling at Bowlmor Lanes in Bethesda, Md. on May 5, 2012. The event, taking place during Lung Cancer Hope Month, will raise funds for treatments and cures for lung cancer.

LUNGevity invites all to join NBC Washington News4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer and area lung cancer survivors for a fun evening of bowling, including a raffle. Prizes include a premium wine basket, a J.McLaughlin Aken tote bag, and a $100 gift certificate to Bowlmor Lanes.

Several Breathe Deep DC Bowling packages are available including individual bowler, non-bowler, and group bowling for up to 8 participants. All packages include food, two drink vouchers per person, and two hours of bowling. Registered groups will have a reserved, private lane.

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, LUNGevity is hosting a number of events to build awareness of the lung cancer community and raise funds for critical lifesaving research.

To register or to learn more about in-kind donations, go to www.lungevity.org/dcbowl.

WHAT:               Breathe Deep DC Bowling

WHEN:               May 5, 2012
                           Registration Opens:
7:30 p.m.
                           Bowling: 8 – 10 p.m.

COST:                Individual Bowler: $125
                           Individual Non-Bowler: $50
                           Group Bowling: $750       
                          
Raffle Tickets: 1 for $25 or 5 for $100     

WHERE:             Bowlmor Lanes
                           5353 Westbard Avenue
                           Bethesda, Maryland 20816

For questions about Breathe Deep DC Bowling, sponsorships, or to purchase raffle tickets, please contact Anna Pugh at apugh@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%