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Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan Encourages Arizonans to Get Vaccinated Against Influenza
Date:11/27/2007

a photo gallery of dramatic black-and-white portraits and personal stories featuring celebrities and everyday Americans who fall into one or more of the groups the CDC recommends for annual influenza vaccination. Comprehensive grassroots activities are also underway in six local American Lung Association regions: Detroit, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston and Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Celebrities who have joined Garner for the Faces of Influenza awareness initiative include: actor Dean Cain, who played Superman on ABC's Lois and Clark; Olympic Gold Medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi; WNBA basketball star Sheryl Swoopes; Dr. Joyce Brothers, well-known psychologist and advice columnist; Joy Behar, comedian and co-host of ABC's The View; Olympic Gold Medalist Vonetta Flowers; and actor Peter Gallagher.

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For more information about Faces of Influenza, visit http://www.facesofinfluenza.org. This educational site provides consumers and health-care providers with more information about influenza and the importance of immunization. Visitors to the site can also view the photographs and stories featured in the Faces of Influenza Portrait Gallery, view the public service campaign, and utilize the Lung Association's Flu Clinic Locator, the largest on-line directory of public influenza clinics.

About the American Lung Association

Beginning a second century, the American Lung Association (ALA) is the leading organization working to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. Lung disease death rates continue to increase while other leading causes of death have declined. The ALA funds vital research on the causes of and treatments for lung disease. With the generous support of the public, the ALA is "Improving life, one breath at a time." For more information about the ALA or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA or log onto

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