November 17: Lung Force Day

Join the American Lung Association on November 17 for “Lung Force Day,” an event to create awareness of lung cancer as the #1 cancer killer of women.

From their awareness day page:


Why a #LUNGFORCEday?

Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of women.  Yet a recent survey showed that only 1% of women cited lung cancer as top of mind.  Consider these eye-opening facts:

  • Every five minutes, a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer.
  • The lung cancer death rate in women has more than doubled in the last 37 years, while falling 24% among men.
  • This year more than 71,000 American women will lose their lives to lung cancer – more than breast cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer combined.
  • Anyone can get lung cancer.
The American Lung Associated launched LUNG FORCE to unite women to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health.  Together we will create an unstoppable force to beat this disease, with plans to invest $15 million for lung cancer research, public health promotion and advocacy.

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