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American Lung Association presents LUNG FORCE Expo and Walk

Events unite women for lung health


The LUNG FORCE Expo is Saturday, May 11 at The Grapevine Banquets in Depew; this  second annual event is presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. The LUNG FORCE Walk is Thursday, May 30 at Buffalo Harbor State Park.


LUNG FORCE, part of the American Lung Association, unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health.


Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women in the United States. Consider these facts:

  • Every five minutes, a woman in the US is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • In the past forty-one years, the rate of new lung cancer cases has fallen thirty-five percent among men while increasing eighty-seven percent among women.
  • Only three percent of women list lung cancer as a top-of-mind health concern.
  • Anyone can get lung cancer.


LUNG FORCE works to change people's perceptions of lung cancer diagnosis, so that they understand their risks. We support innovations in research that will lead to earlier detection and more personalized treatments that can give everyone a fighting chance.



Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 8 a.m.
The Grapevine Banquets
333 Dick Road
Depew, NY 14031


The LUNG FORCE Expo Buffalo is Saturday, May 11 at The Grapevine Banquets in Depew. The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources, and research surrounding lung cancer, asthma, COPD, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, and other chronic lung diseases.


With different tracks for patients and caregivers and healthcare professionals, this one-day event features experts from a variety of lung health-related fields presenting on current research and hot topics, an exhibitor showcase, and opportunities for patients, caregivers and the local medical community to connect.


To register or for more information regarding the LUNG FORCE Expo, please visit  our website or call Jennifer Sullivan at 716-271-6388. Tickets for patients are $20, caregivers $10, and healthcare professionals $75. This event is approved for CME.


The LUNG FORCE Walk Buffalo

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Buffalo Harbor State Park


LUNG FORCE Walks are one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. Walkers raise awareness and funds to help defeat lung cancer and for lung health. Last year, $58,500 was raised to support LUNG FORCE’s mission.


If you are interested in creating a team, participating, volunteering, or sponsoring the LUNG FORCE Walk, please visit our website or call Kaelyn Gates at 716-271-6386.



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