Picture A Cure For Lung Cancer Research

by Press Release | Oct 5, 2008
Picture A Cure For Lung Cancer Research Picture A Cure will take place at the Little Tuna Restaurant at 1 p.m. on November 9, 2008 with proceeds from the event benefiting the LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's leading private supporter of lung cancer research.

Picture A Cure features an art show whose participants have had cancer or have had cancer. Not only is this a great way to raise money, but also for those who have cancer to express themselves despite dealing with such a terrible disease. This event will benefit lung cancer research but the participants who are displaying work can have any type of cancer.

Although lung cancer is the number one cancer killer – more than breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer combined – it receives a small fraction of research funding as compared to other cancers. Proceeds from Picture a Cure will support promising research for the treatment and cure of lung cancer at the top cancer centers in the country.

Picture a Cure was started by a young college student named Kyle McCarthy. Three years ago his father, Michael McCarthy, passed away from lung cancer and Kyle felt this was the best way he could not only help those like his father but also the family members who are affected by lung cancer.

The LUNGevity Foundation's goal is to save the lives of the 213,000 Americans newly diagnosed with lung cancer each year, 85 percent of whom will die within five years without the development of new treatment methods. Picture A Cure is one of more than a dozen events taking place around the country this fall to benefit the LUNGevity Foundation and bring attention to the need for more research funding.

Registration is available online at www.lungevity.org/pictureacure or at the door. Registration includes food served by the Little Tuna, beverages, admission to the art show, and a free t-shirt. For more information about LUNGevity, visit www.lungevity.org.

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