LUNGevity Foundation joins together with the Women Survivor Alliance to empower women impacted by lung cancer

Famed country artist Martina McBride will help salute and celebrate women cancer survivors

May 31, 2013, 10:11 ET from LUNGevity Foundation

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, is proud to join together with The Women Survivors Alliance in an effort to empower, educate and connect women who have been touched by cancer and represent those who have been impacted by lung cancer.

The Women Survivors Alliance (WSA) will host its inaugural event, thenation's premier National Women's Survivors Convention, founded by Karen Shayne, this August 22-24, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

This one-of-a-kind, high energy and entertaining experience for women survivors of all ages, all stages and all types of cancers and their caregivers offers a program of interactive workshops, keynotes, networking with other survivors, a special track for younger survivors (ages 18-35), a Survivors Marketplace Expo, head-to-toe makeovers, a 5K walk/run, spa experiences, individual empowerment sessions/demonstrations, and a celebrity concert finale.  Events surrounding the conference include a national cancer survivor life makeover contest, fashion show and survivor home makeover.

Famed country artist Martina McBride will join with other special musical guests to help salute and celebrate women cancer survivors at the famed Grand Ole Opry on Saturday night, August 24, 2013. 

LUNGevity special guest and lung cancer survivor, Jill Feldman, will share her story at the convention. See Jill's story here.

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.

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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.

SOURCE LUNGevity Foundation