The recent death of Evelyn Lauder, who created the pink ribbon as a symbol of breast cancer awareness, prompts me to remind everyone that November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. While last month pink was seen everywhere from pro football games to local walks, lung cancer awareness does not seem to have the same visibility. However, lung cancer kills many more women than breast cancer does and affects non-smokers, smokers and former smokers. Most of us have been touched in some way by lung cancer. Please do what you can to help conquer this deadly disease: Stop smoking, help others stop, contact The Lung Cancer Alliance, volunteer where you can, and donate what you can afford.

Bonnie Stronach


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