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Tue, May 8, 2018 12:00pm

Turquoise Takeover activities raise lung cancer awareness in Florida

By Mayo Clinic Chest Surgery Team, @mayoclinicchestsurgeryteam

Lungs

Originally Posted on Mayo Clinic News Center; May 4, 2018

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. Every 2½ minutes, someone is told that he or she has the disease.

To help defeat lung cancer and support research innovation focused on early detection and better treatment, Team Mayo Clinic is collaborating with the American Lung Association to host Lung Force initiatives during National Women's Lung Health Week, May 6–12. The initiatives unite women and their loved ones to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health.

You're invited to join Team Mayo Clinic in these events:

Celebrate Turquoise Takeover

Raise awareness of lung cancer by wearing turquoise — Lung Force's signature color — on Wednesday, May 9 (adhere to Mayo's Dress and Decorum policy). In the evening on May 8–9, Mayo Clinic's main entrance sign on San Pablo Road will be lit in turquoise. Take a picture of the sign and any Turquoise Takeover activities, and spread the word on Facebook or Twitter using the #MayoClinicFL hashtag. Follow @ALAFloridaNE to find out what other supporters are doing.

Lung Force table in the Mayo Café

Stop by the table on May 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about lung health and how you can get involved in Lung Force.

Jacksonville Lung Force Run/Walk

Sign up to join Team Mayo Clinic for this event on Aug. 25. Or mark your calendar to attend the Lung Force Expo in Jacksonville on Nov. 2. Continuing education credits will be available.

 

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Lung Alliance is also asking advocates to wear turquoise on Capitol Hill ins Washington DC June 10-12,2018 where lung cancer survivors are walking the halls fo congress to raise awareness and support for Women and Lung Cancer Research.

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