Lung Cancer Awareness: Turquoise Takeover

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Every five minutes a woman in the U.S. is told she has lung cancer. The American Lung Association wants you to know that, so it's getting the word out with it's 2014 Lung Force Turquoise Takeover.

Week long events kicked off today at the Little Rock City Hall Rotunda. They tell us lung cancer is the number one killer of women in the U.S. So they're getting the message out and getting more people involved in the fight to raise awareness and money for research. Tabatha Halverson's mother died from lung cancer.

"Lung cancer only has a 15 percent survival rate. That's a very small margin and it affects so many people and women. We really need to get the funding for research so we can make strides and increase the survival rate."

"One of the problems with lung cancer research is there are so few survivors. It's hard for a dead person to have a loud voice."

Doctor Bartter says family members of lung cancer victims need to speak out about this disease. Folks are encouraged to wear turquoise this week to raise awareness.

To get more information about it you can go to their website lungforce-dot-org.

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