The American Lung Association's “Lung Force” is a fundraising event, hoping to unite women and standing (and walking) together to fight lung cancer, in women and in everyone else. According to the American Lung Association's website, a woman in the US is diagnosed with lung cancer every five minutes. This is a big problem, so it needs a lot of attention.
Lung cancer is the #1 killer cancer afflicting women in this country, and is more prevalent than the dangerous and insidious emphysema and chronic bronchitis (COPD). It's time to raise funds and awareness so that we can bring these statistics down, and ensure that more women can live long and healthy lives, lung cancer free.
It's alarming that the lung cancer death rate in women has increased by more than 50% over the past 35 years. Even with these numbers climbing in the case of women, anyone can get lung cancer. Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of lung cancer. While men still smoke more cigarettes than women, the gap between these two numbers is closing. This is the main contributer in the rising number of women being diagnosed with lung cancer.