Southcoast Health Cancer Center to host Shine a Light on Lung Cancer on November 29

The Southcoast Health Cancer Center hosted the 10th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer vigil on November 29 at 6 p.m. at 206 Mill Road in Fairhaven.

Southcoast Health joins 200 other communities across the country to host this event as part of a national movement created by the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). It provides hope, inspiration and support to the thousands who are diagnosed with lung cancer. Lung cancer patients, survivors, family members, caregivers and the community are invited to join Southcoast Health for this very special vigil.

Sports Director for Channel 12 and Fox Providence television Yianni Kourakis will serve as the emcee for the event, and there will be performances by the Dartmouth High School Harmonix. The speaking program will also include personal stories from survivors and lung cancer experts. At the end of the speaking program, the exterior of the cancer center will be lit in purple lights and guests will illuminate glow sticks in honor of survivors and in memory of those who have passed.

About National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer

The National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Shine a Light is a national campaign held each year in November to raise awareness and support for lung cancer. Over 200 Shine a Light events take place across the nation, making this the largest awareness event for lung cancer in the country.

About Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer. We offer personalized support, information and referral services at no cost through a team of trained, dedicated staff members to help patients, their loved ones and those at risk; advocate for increased lung cancer research funding and equitable access, coverage and reimbursement for screening, treatment, diagnostics, and testing; and conduct nationwide education campaigns about the disease, risk and early detection.

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