NEW YORK, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, unveiled a 115 square-foot display at 10 Rockefeller Plaza with the message: "Moments can take your breath away, lung cancer shouldn't." The display, on view April 3-30, 2012, highlights LUNGevity Foundation and their work to improve lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by the disease.
The window space was donated by EHE International, America's oldest and largest preventive health company. "EHE International is happy to donate the window in Rockefeller Center for the month of April to LUNGevity Foundation. Together we hope to enlighten, inform and raise awareness about the specific needs of over 226,000 Americans diagnosed with lung cancer every year," said Deborah McKeever, President of EHE International.
Founded in 2001, LUNGevity funds research for the earlier detection and more effective treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity also connects people affected by lung cancer with other patients/survivors, caregivers and medical experts to get the information and support they need. Resources the Foundation provides include the largest lung cancer-specific online support community; LifeLine, a telephone/email buddy program; LUNGevity's Caregiver Resource Center; an extensive online blog; Ask the Experts, providing experts at visitors' fingertips; a clinical trials matching service; and LUNGevity LinkUP for those interested in becoming advocates. With over 60 locally-based events every year, LUNGevity has the largest grassroots lung cancer network in the nation.
"Lung cancer does not discriminate based on race, gender or smoking history. Its impact is huge, but we can all make a difference to change this public health tragedy. There is promise for better treatment and cures for the disease. We are very grateful to EHE International for the opportunity to share this message of hope with so many people," said LUNGevity Foundation President Andrea Stern Ferris.
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%
ABOUT EHE INTERNATIONAL
Since 1913, EHE International has been the recognized leader in preventive medicine. Its clinical protocols are specifically designed for early detection of preventable disease and its associated risk factors, supported by robust personal coaching and wellness tools and resources, and its industry-leading educational and social engagement platforms. The company is well-known for its corporate-sponsored employee benefit and its patient-centered approach to preventive care and life-style management programs specifically designed for integration into self-funded employer-sponsored medical plans. For more information, contact EHE International, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 4th Floor, New York, New York 10020; 212.332.3705; www.EHEandMe.com.
SOURCE LUNGevity Foundation