Orlando, FL (November 2014)— Did you know that November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Lung cancer is the number 1 cancer killer of men and women in the nation – taking more lives than colon, breast, and prostate cancer combined! Since awareness of these facts is limited, the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Presented by Florida Hospital will be turning Central Florida turquoise to draw attention to the hold that lung cancer has upon local communities by hosting the LUNG FORCE Expo at SeaWorld.
The Expo is an open forum to learn about treatments, resources, and the latest research to help those living with lung disease lead healthier, active lives. Open to patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, the Expo has two specific tracks to address the needs of participants – the Patient Education Program and the Professional Education Program. Also, Continuing Education Credits will be available for respiratory care and registered nurses.
LUNG FORCE is bringing awareness to lung cancer with the campaign’s signature color, turquoise, in order to bring more attention to the top cancer killer of women since 1987. According to Area Director Janelle Middents, bringing the Turquoise Takeover to an event dedicated to lung health is fitting. “Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women in America, but alarmingly few women see lung cancer as a threat to them. This has to change! This Expo is an opportunity to educate our friends, neighbors and health care providers to raise our voices against lung cancer—and for lung health for everyone”
The LUNG FORCE Expo, Presented by Florida Hospital, will take place on November 14, 2014 at SeaWorld Orlando. The Patient Education Program occurs from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM and costs $10. The Professional Education Program occurs from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM and costs $75, although students can receive a $50 discount by entering code STUDENT14 when registering. Registration includes event parking, breakfast, and lunch.