BENEFITING: LUNG CANCER FOUNDATION OF AMERICA
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, drawing more than 100,000 applicants annually. We are trying to use this amazing event to raise awareness about lung cancer. All the benefits will go to the Lung Cancer Foundation (http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/).
The Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s mission is to save lives by dramatically increasing the five-year survival rates for all stages of lung cancer, the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. The LCFA will accomplish this by providing the necessary and critical funding for creative and leading edge lung cancer research programs. These will include programs that:Lead to the development of effective predictive protocols. Lead to the development of effective early detection. Lead to the development of effective prognostic and treatment protocols. Recognize, support and encourage researchers and established research programs in the areas of lung cancer. Encourage new lung cancer researchers by way of career development awards.