Gov. Rick Scott declares November Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Gov. Rick Scott has declared November 2016 as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a momentous proclamation that capped off the Lung Cancer Research Council’s fourth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk, which raised $20,000 to benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council. Held at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, 344 individuals participated in the 5K race, with more than 400 individuals participating in recognizing over 500 loved ones that were lost to lung cancer in Charlotte County. The annual event supports Lung Cancer Research Council’s programs that promote lung cancer screening and early detection
“Our annual event provides a great opportunity to not only raise awareness of lung cancer, but to also join a community of survivors and loved ones that have been impacted by this form of cancer,” said Thomas E. Cappiello, president of the Lung Cancer Research Council. “As a nine-year lung cancer survivor, it was a privilege to join our community in celebrating those who have overcome this battle and honoring those who have passed, as we race for a common goal of lung cancer awareness.”
In the past four years, the SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk has raised over $220,000 to benefit programs that generate awareness and understanding about lung cancer and promote screening and early detection in an effort to save lives right here in Southwest Florida.
Category winners for male and female categories include:
Heather Butcher – Durti Runners (19:28.0)
Zachary Catron – MILLENNIUM (19:01.1)
Kasey Snyder (21:43.2)
Mark Stueve – MILLENNIUM (19:10.0)
Joyce Costa – Team Joy (29:27.8)
Louis Colon (21:53.3)
Senior Grand Master
Donna Farmer – Team Payne (38:29.9)
Kenneth Klapp (22:37.2)
Barbara Vanderberg – Vanderberg and Vanderberg (47:46.0)
Paul Albers (29:22.5)
Donations are still being accepted by phone by texting the word “lungs” to 91999 or online at www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org/donating/ For more information about the Lung Cancer Research Council, visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org or email Info@LCRCinc.org.
About the Lung Cancer Research Council
The Lung Cancer Research Council is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding about lung cancer and promoting screening and early detection in order to save lives. The Lung Cancer Research Council seeks to engage lung cancer survivors, family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others who share our mission to extend and save lives. To learn more about the Lung Cancer Research Council, visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org or email Info@LCRCinc.org.