(Calhoun, Ga.) -- The local lung cancer community is coming together for the 9th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event. Calhoun will join an anticipated 200 cities where Shine a Lights will be taking place in healthcare facilities this November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month.
In conjunction with Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the Harris Radiation Therapy Center at Gordon Hospital is hosting the event on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
“The purpose of this event is to bring hope, inspiration, and support to the Gordon County lung cancer community,” said Lanell Jacobs, director of oncology services at Gordon Hospital. “This event is one way we can honor those impacted by lung cancer.”
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women; about 1 out of 4 cancer deaths are from lung cancer. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.
The event is free, and light refreshments will be served. For questions or more information, please call 706.879.5850.
About Gordon Hospital
Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.