St. Mary’s Health is partnering with Oncology Hematology Associates to bring together the lung cancer community on November 6th at 6:00pm for a free Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event.

Shine a Light Evansville is part of a national campaign to bring hope, inspiration and support to the lung cancer community. On November 6th, Evansville will join 200 communities across the country in hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA).

Shine a Light Evansville will feature speakers Dr. Victor Chavez of St. Mary’s, Dr. Sheryl Ziegler of Oncology Hematology Associates, and a local lung cancer survivor. The evening will conclude with a luminary remembrance ceremony.

WHERE: St. Mary’s Health, 3700 Washington Ave. on the parking lot near Ronald McDonald House
(rain location is St. Mary’s Manor)
WHEN: Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 6:00pm

WEBSITE: /evansville

About Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US, taking the lives of twice as many women as breast cancer and three times as many men as prostate cancer. While a history of smoking is the main risk factor for developing lung cancer, nearly 80% of those diagnosed today are never smokers or former smokers who quit decades ago.

About Shine a Light on Lung Cancer
Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is a global campaign to be held in November. This year, 200 Shine a Light events will take place across the country in November as part of lung cancer awareness month, making this event the largest awareness event for lung cancer.

Additionally, Lung Cancer Alliance has partnered with the Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) and other international lung cancer organizations making this event global.

About Lung Cancer Alliance
Lung Cancer Alliance,, is the national organization providing hope for the lung cancer community by offering patient support, national awareness, community outreach, and advocacy to advance research into early detection and treatments for all forms of lung cancer.