American Lung Association in Michigan Turns Turquoise in Honor of National Women's Lung Health Week

American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE calls upon Detroit to share their voices to defeat the number one cancer killer of women – lung cancer

DETROIT MI (05/06/2016)(readMedia)-- Today, the American Lung Association in Michigan is supporting LUNG FORCE during National Women's Lung Health Week (May 8 – 14) by turning local landmarks turquoise in an effort to raise awareness and defeat lung cancer in women.

LUNG FORCE is a fast-growing initiative uniting the nation against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women.

In Detroit, the following landmarks will be illuminated in turquoise in honor of National Women's Lung Health Week: the Renaissance Center, One Detroit Center and Compuware.

Every eight minutes, a woman in the United States will lose her battle with lung cancer, yet awareness is shockingly low, only 1 percent of women say that lung cancer is a top-of-mind cancer concern. However, the number of women dying from lung cancer has nearly doubled over the past 30 years.

LUNG FORCE is focused on driving more positive outcomes for the women and families whose lives have been forever changed as a result of a lung cancer diagnosis.

Now in its third year, LUNG FORCE is empowering women and men in Michigan to share their voice make lung cancer a public health priority.

As part of the educational outreach of LUNG FORCE, the Lung Association is holding a breakfast for legislators at the State Capitol on May 11.

The American Lung Association is asking Michigan residents to share their voices in the fight against lung cancer. Visit to learn how to participate:

• Shopping Event Donations : On Tuesday, May 10, from 5 to 7 pm, a portion of sales from Alex + Ani and Lucy in Birmingham will be donated to LUNG FORCE.

• A LUNG FORCE WALK is scheduled at the Detroit Zoo on October 2. To register, participate or help raise funds for the important work LUNG FORCE is doing in Michigan and nationwide, visit or call 248-784-2017.

• Share: Visit to turn your social media profiles turquoise or post a turquoise selfie, using the hashtag #ShareYourVoice and #LUNGFORCE. If lung cancer has touched your life or someone you love, please share your story at

• Donate: Make a donation that supports the American Lung Association's investment in lung cancer research and public health promotion.



LUNG FORCE is a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women. LUNG FORCE has three priorities: 1) Make lung cancer a cause that people care about – and act on; 2) Educate and empower patients and healthcare providers and 3) Raise critical funds for lung cancer research. The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE is nationally presented by CVS Health. Find out more at

About The American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: