VANCOUVER, Wa--Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, yet there are no colored ribbons for survivors and supporters, no races for a cure, and until now, no day, week, or month dedicated to lung cancer awareness.
VANCOUVER, Wa--Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deathsin the United States, yet there are no colored ribbons for survivors andsupporters, no races for a cure, and until now, no day, week, or monthdedicated to lung cancer awareness.
The Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education (ALCASE)is changing this, designating November 14, 1997, as the first Lung CancerAwareness Day, to remember those who have lost their lives to lung cancerand to show support for those living with the disease.
ALCASE, the only national nonprofit organization dedicated solely tohelping people with lung cancer, is also distributing clear plastic "invisible"ribbons to represent the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are partof the "invisible" population affected by lung cancer.
The organization provides free of charge the quarterly newsletter, Spiritand Breath; Phone Buddies, a peer-to-peer support program; customizedinformation searches; phone support groups; and resources and referrals.Telephone support is available at 1-800-298-2436; online help is availableon ALCASE's web page (http://www.teleport.com/~alcase).