On Saturday, December 7th , MUSC Health Florence Medical Center will host its 2 nd annual LUNG FORCE Walk/Climb to support lung cancer patients. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women and men in America, and the American Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE initiative seeks to make lung cancer a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.
This year’s walk/climb will take place on the front lawn of MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. The event is scheduled to begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the walk/climb at 9:00 a.m.
“Lung cancer remains the number one cause of cancer deaths in men and women; however, early detection can save lives,” said Dr. Rami Zebian, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Health Florence Medical Center. “Saved by the scan is a slogan that the American Lung Association uses to promote lung cancer screenings and saving lives. I would like to invite everyone to join us on a walk and a climb inside of our hospital to raise awareness about lung cancer and lung disease.”
In South Carolina, approximately 4,360 women and men are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and on average, only 46.7 percent of women with lung cancer will be alive one year after diagnosis. With one of the lowest survival rates compared to other major cancers, early detection and treatment is key to saving lives. LUNG FORCE educates and empowers patients and health care providers, in addition to raising critical funds for research.
Registration is $20 per person. To register online, please visit http://bit.ly/walkclimb2019. For questions about participating, donating, or sponsoring at MUSC Health Florence’s Healthy Lung Walk/Climb, contact Morgan Holley, Marketing Manager, at 843-674-2615.