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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on November 08, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

 

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. We wanted to end this week talking about several ways to get educated during this month. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to the development of lung cancer, asthma, and infections. Finding ways to decrease pollutants in the air in our homes, where we work or in any indoor environment can help decrease ways for individuals to develop chronic lung diseases. The National Lung Cancer Partnership is an advocacy organization and a non-profit that provides information for patients, families and communities on how to take action and build awareness. According to The National Lung Cancer Partnership’s website, Lung Cancer takes more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. To build awareness, this organization has created a series of events called, “Free to Breathe.” The goal of this event is to build public awareness, create fundraisers and increase research funding to defeat lung cancer. Several of the Free to Breathe events are run, walk, golf tournaments, bike rides, and other activities that are enjoyable. This organization is still growing and more and more events will be spreading through out the country. Other ways that we all can be involved in is by donating and exhibiting at a health fair or event. The organization can provide you with the tools in order to to educate your community on lung cancer. It is a neat way to build awareness for your community and to all attending a health fair. Other ways to be involved in this movement and just receive information on lung cancer is to follow their social media sites. At Airtek, we are also advocates on achieving a cleaner, healthier and more energy- efficient indoor environment. The National Lung Cancer Partnership also show a great television spot commercial from last year that was featured in several cities across the country.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVMRUMaRYaU

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