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More Support for Lung Cancer Legislation in Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Sends Message of Hope to Lung Cancer Community

Washington, DC [November 4, 2011 ]-- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced even more additions to the growing national network of support for federal action on lung cancer.  Backing covers a broad spectrum of interests, ranging from congressional support on Capitol Hill to national medical and international research organizations, to veterans and labor groups, and to public health advocates are now on record.

New additions joining this past month in support of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, S. 752 and H.R. 1394 respectively, first-ever legislation calling for a coordinated and comprehensive federal plan to address all aspects of lung cancer include:
 

SENATE COSPONSORS
Senator Mark R. Warner [VA]
Senator Richard Blumenthal [CT]
Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand [NY]

HOUSE COSPONSORS
Rep. John Garamendi [CA-10]
Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay [MO-1]
Rep. Hansen Clarke [MI-13]
Rep. Christopher S. Murphy [CT-5]
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks [NY-6]
Rep. Edolphus Towns [NY-10]
Rep. Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly [VA-11]
Rep. David E. Price [NC-4]

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF)
The John Atkinson Foundation
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
INOVA Fairfax Hospital Center
Wellstar Foundation
The Steeplechase Cancer Center

To date, forty-six (46) national and international groups have publicly come out in support of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (LCMRA).  The number of Senators totals 23 and the number of Members of Congress totals 36.

“This support is particularly heartening as we launch for Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November”, said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, LCA President and CEO.  “We are grateful to all who have responded to our outreach and have said YES – we want to work with you -- together -- to give hope to this community and improve outcomes for all who are touched by lung cancer,” she said, adding that “LCA will continue to provide updates on additions to the national network of supporters.”

To read S.752, click here.
To read H.R. 1394, click here.
To see the full list of the Supporters Network, please click here.
To see U.S. Senate Co-sponsors, click here.
To see House of Representatives Co-sponsors, click here.

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit dedicated to providing support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer.  LCA is committed to reversing decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for lung cancer, elevating awareness and changing health policy at both the federal and state level.

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