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

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WASHINGTON (April 19, 2013) – LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, will host the Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic, during Lung Cancer Hope Month, at the Army Navy Country Club on May 13, 2013. The honorary event chair is The Honorable Michael G. Oxley, a lung cancer survivor, and honorary event committee members include Representative Sanford D. Bishop, Jr, Speaker John A. Boehner, Senator Richard Burr, Representative James E. Clyburn, Representative John Dingell, Representative Gene Green, Representative Ed Pastor, Representative Erik Paulsen, Representative John Shimkus, Representative Albio Sires and Representative John Yarmuth.

The Breathe Deep DC Golf Classic will raise funds for critical lifesaving lung cancer research. The event chairs are Bob Filippone, Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs of PhRMA and Steve Ubl, President and CEO of Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed). Storm Team 4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer from NBC4 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, 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 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 13, 2013
                           Registration Opens: 8:00 a.m.
                           Shotgun Start: 9:00 a.m.

COST:               Individual Golfer: $350
                           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 the 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. 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.