Many families are impacted by cancer. A vigil in Albany today aims to ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer’ by raising awareness and empowering those affected. The event is taking place at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.
ALBANY, N.Y. -- A vigil will be held tonight for lung cancer victims, with an important message: No one deserves to get lung cancer.
The National Lung Cancer Alliance is hosting the vigil at Albany's Hilton Garden Inn at 6 p.m. The vigil will also shed light on how many non-smokers get lung cancer. Organizers 80 percent of new diagnosis are either non-smokers or smokers who've given up years ago.
Albany Medical Center's chief surgeon will also speak about advancements in early detection.
If you'd like more information on the vigil, just go to http://albanyvigil.kintera.org/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1031464&lis=1&kntae1031464=20DDEA173D3F4D8C857B54609B5F21D1.