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LUNGevity Foundation Hosts Second Annual Ping Pong Tournament


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http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageNa ... 52013.html

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

NEW YORK (May 20, 2013) – 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: www.lungevity.org/spin

WHAT: LUNGevity’s Ping Pong Tournament

WHEN: June 5, 2013

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: 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 spin@lungevity.org.

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. 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.

For more information about the grants or LUNGevity Foundation, 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 dramatically.

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