November 9, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards
Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today is visiting McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to provide lung cancer prevention education and screening services.
McLaren Northern Michigan will provide lung cancer screenings for 400 patients and education about lung cancer prevention for 1,350 community members across 22 rural counties of Michigan. The program expects a 33 percent increase in lung cancer screenings for high-risk patients and a 50 percent enrollment increase in smoking cessation programs. The program will use grant funds to increase knowledge about lung cancer screening services and address financial barriers for eligible patients.
Lisa McGovern, Executive Director of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, is representing the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. She is joined by congressional spouses Colleen Ochoa Peters (spouse of Sen. Gary Peters) and Cindy Bergman (spouse of Rep. Jack Bergman).
“Cancer touches us all. It doesn’t care what political party you support and when it comes to cancer prevention, neither do we. As members of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, Colleen Ochoa Peters, Cindy Bergman and I are pleased to see firsthand the important work being done at McLaren Northern Michigan,” said Lisa McGovern.
“With the support of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, this program will save lives by screening more people at high risk for lung cancer and sharing information so Michiganders can stop cancer before it starts.”
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, and smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation in their work to prevent this deadly disease, or detect it early when successful treatment is more likely.