LUNGevity Foundation Hosts Second Annual Ping Pong Tournament

Join the fun and take a slice out of lung cancer at New York's SPiN Galactic!

May 20, 2013, 12:16 ET from LUNGevity Foundation

NEW YORK, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year, LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, will host a unique evening of ping pong to raise money for lung cancer at SPiN Galactic in New York City on June 5, 2013. The fun-filled event is being chaired by Shannon Broder, Don McDonough, Lizzie McDonough, John Rigos, Erin Stern, and Andrew Stern.

Help stop lung cancer! Join LUNGevity for a fun evening of ping pong, friendly competition, networking and most importantly an opportunity to raise funds for lung cancer research.  

To learn more and to register, go to:


LUNGevity's Ping Pong Tournament


June 5, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


SPiN Galactic New York
48 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

For questions about the event, tickets and sponsorships, please contact Anna Pugh at

LUNGevity has the largest grants award program for lung cancer research among lung cancer nonprofit organizations in the United States funding 92 projects at 54 institutions in 23 states.  LUNGevity has awarded over $5 million to promising lung cancer research proposals in the areas of early detection and targeted therapeutics in the last two years alone. To help support its mission and raise awareness of the disease, the organization hosts over 75 community-building and fundraising events across the country each year.

Sponsors of the Tournament include Centerview Partners, Jones Lang  LaSalle and Genentech.

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

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 post-diagnosis, BUT if it's caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves to 52%

SOURCE LUNGevity Foundation