Rhode Island Turns Turquoise to Recognize National Women’s Lung Health Week


Providence, RI – The American Lung Association in Rhode Island
is supporting LUNG FORCE during National Women’s Lung Health Week (May 7 – 13) by
turning local landmarks turquoise in an effort to raise awareness and defeat lung
cancer. LUNG FORCE is a fast-growing initiative uniting the nation against lung
cancer, the #1 cancer killer of women. The State of Rhode Island issued a
proclamation declaring May 7-13 Women’s Lung Health Week and significant sites
throughout the state are being illuminated turquoise on Monday, May 8, including:

· Omni Group New Building
· The IGT Building
· Vets Memorial Auditorium
· Providence City Hall
· Sakonnet Bridge
· Pawtucket Bridge
· Rhode Island State House

“Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer of both men and women,” said Jeff
Seyler, President & CEO of the American Lung Association of the Northeast.
“Illuminating our landmarks and buildings turquoise throughout the State of Rhode
Island sends a strong message to our vast community of survivors, patients and
families that they are not alone in the fight against this disease. When they look
up at the sky this year and see turquoise lights, they will be reminded that our
resolve to beat lung cancer has never been stronger. We thank and salute the many
landmarks, local governments, retailers and individuals here in Rhode Island and
across the Northeast who are taking action to raise awareness about Women’s Lung
Health Week and LUNG FORCE.”

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 uses the powerful
stories of the nation – from celebrities and influencers, to families, friends and
communities – to stand together with the collective voice, strength and
determination needed to make lung cancer history.

Now in its fourth year, the LUNG FORCE campaign – nationally presented by CVS Health
– has a singular mission to unite women and their loved ones across the country to
stand together against lung cancer and make lung cancer a public health priority.

Additionally, American Lung Association is asking all Rhode Island residents to
share their voices in the fight against lung cancer. Visit www.LUNGFORCE.org