Hudson Valley Hospital Joins National Lung Cancer Awareness Vigil

Nov 4, 2013

Cortlandt Manor, NY

Hudson Valley Hospital Joins National Lung Cancer Awareness Vigil

On November 14th, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital will join 125 communities across the country in hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA).

The event is designed to raise awareness about Lung Cancer and support patients and their families.

Speaking at the event will be Lung Cancer survivors and physicians at HVHC’s Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center including Oncologist Asim Aijaz,MD , Radiation Oncologist Chika Madu, MD and Pulmonologist Charles Abate, MD.

The program will be followed by a candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their battle with lung cancer. Information will be available on the latest low-dose CT screening for lung cancer and a free lung screening program at HVHC. For more information, call 914-293-8474.

WHERE: Main Lobby

WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6-7pm

About the Vigil Organizer
The Cheryl R. Lindenbaum Cancer Center at Hudson Valley Hospital's primary purpose is to serve the oncological needs of the Community. As November has been designated Lung Cancer Awareness Month, it is important that we recognize and provide hope to our lung cancer survivors, to those fighting the battle against the disease, and those who have lost along the way.

About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States. While a history of smoking is the main risk factor for developing lung cancer, nearly 80% of those diagnosed today are never smokers or former smokers who quit decades ago. Today, there is a lifesaving benefit for those at high risk to detect lung cancer early through low dose CT screening.

About Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil

The Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil is a global campaign to be held on November 14th, 2013 to raise awareness, support and education for lung cancer. This year, 125 vigils will take place across the country in November as part of lung cancer awareness month, making this event the largest awareness event for lung cancer.

Additionally, Lung Cancer Alliance has partnered with the Lung Foundation Australia (LFA) and other international lung cancer organizations making this event global.

About Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance,, is committed to ending injustice and saving lives through an alliance of advocacy, education and support. LCA provides live, professional support, referral and information services for patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; conducts national awareness campaigns; and advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research.

Follow Lung Cancer Alliance on Facebook: and on Twitter @LCAorg.