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October 24, 2005 12:51 PM US Eastern Timezone

The 2nd Annual Lung Cancer Fundraiser Slated for November 5th at Cooper River Park

PENNSAUKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 24, 2005--The 2nd Annual South Jersey Lung Cancer Walk/Run & Rally will be held on November 5th at Jack Curtis Stadium in Cooper River Park (N. Park Drive & McClellan Blvd.). Proceeds raised will benefit the LUNGevity Foundation, the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to funding lung cancer research. Registration Fee is $25.

The event includes a 5K Walk/Run, along with a 1-mile "fun walk". Event highlights include a prominent local Oncologist speaking on the advances in lung cancer treatment; long-term survivors sharing their stories; and a "Tribute Wall," with photos or cards posted in honor of loved ones who have lost the battle or in celebration of a survivor who continues the fight.

Additionally, this year's expanded event will include a health fair tent, including, among others, booths by the Camden County Health Department, Cooper University Hospital and The Wellness Community. Organizations specializing in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) will be on site. Clowns, balloons and face painting will entertain children. Music will be provided by SoJo 104.9 radio. A Chinese auction will also be held, featuring donated items and gift certificates.

"Last year's event was a huge success, raising more than $30,000 to support innovative lung cancer research through the LUNGevity Foundation," said walk coordinator Heather Saler, (bsaler@comcast.net), herself a lung cancer survivor. "This year's goal is to raise $50,000." Diagnosed with lung cancer in 2003 at age 33, Saler organized the event when she discovered that lung cancer research is not as well-funded as other cancers. In fact, she notes, every 30 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world, dies of lung cancer. In the United States alone, approximately 473 people die of lung cancer each day. "Sadly, lung cancer receives 10 times less federal funding per death than breast cancer research and 30 times less federal funding per death than HIV/AIDS research," says Saler.

LUNGevity Foundation's goal is to save the lives of the 170,000 Americans newly diagnosed with lung cancer each year; 85% of whom will die within five years without the development of new diagnostic/treatment methods. Partnering with the foremost physicians and research scientists in the world, LUNGevity funds innovative research designed to treat and cure lung cancer, the nation's leading cancer killer.


LUNGevity Foundation

Heather Saler, 856-231-1158

Email: bsaler@comcast.net


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