o create a united front with alliance partners. "Our
'survivors', their families and the other organizations we are partnering with
like the Lung Cancer Alliance and the Beverly Fund, to name a few, are aligned
in doing all they can to assist Assembly Member Tom Torlakson and his staff,"
said Addario. "Senators Chuck Hagel, Dianne Feinstein, Hillary Clinton, Sam
Brownback, and others, have been working hard and fast on the Federal level.
It's going to take a village, every state, the entire country, our new
President, and a worldwide determination to bring the survival rate up, up, up
for Lung Cancer. It's our turn."
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths nationally,
internationally, and in California. Lung Cancer claims more lives each year
than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma, and kidney cancers combined.
In 2008, an estimated 18,060 Californians will be diagnosed with Lung
Cancer and 13,100 will die from the disease. Over 70% are diagnosed at late
stage -- accounting for the abysmal 15.5% five-year survival rate. It's time
to change this.
Torlakson's Bill, introduced today, imposes an additional $2.10 tax on a
pack of cigarettes and will generate approximately $2 billion annually that
will fund Lung Cancer research, tobacco cessation services, education,
children's health care and general health care.
About Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF)
BJALCF is one of the nation's largest philanthropies devoted exclusively
to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education,
prevention, and treatment. The Foundation works with a diverse group of
physicians, organizations, individuals, and survivors to identify solutions
and make timely and meaningful change. BJALCF was established in 2006 as a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization and has raised over 3.5 million dollars for
Lung Cancer. Contact: Sheila Von Driska, Executive Direct
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