CancerCare Lung Cancer Walk Goes Coast to Coast in 2010, Raising over $250,000 for National Lung Cancer Program
New York, NY, January 21, 2011—Nearly 1,200 people participated in CancerCare’s 2010 Lung Cancer Walks in New York and California, raising more than $250,000 for the organization’s National Lung Cancer Program, which provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by lung cancer.
The 8th Annual Lung Cancer Walk took place on November 7 at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury, NY. Watch our video clip of the event:
The Walk has grown rapidly over the past seven years, from 60 walkers in 2003 to nearly 1,000 walkers in 2009. The event’s remarkable growth and success led to CancerCare’s first-ever West Coast Lung Cancer Walk, which took place on November 14 at the Stanford Shopping Mall in Palo Alto, CA.
“CancerCare’s mission is to provide support to anyone affected by cancer all across the country,” said Helen H. Miller, CEO of CancerCare. “We were very pleased by the response from supporters and fundraising success of our first-ever West Coast Walk.”
Nationwide, an estimated 222,250 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed in the US in 2010. Lung cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths overall; more than 157,000 deaths this year will be attributed to the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. To learn more about CancerCare’s free, professional support services for people affected by lung cancer, please visit www.lungcancer.org.