Lung cancer awareness highlighted at Shine A Light vigil

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Survivors, loved ones and caregivers gathered Thursday evening in Indianapolis for the annual Shine A Light On Lung Cancer Vigil.

St. Vincent Cancer Care partnered with the Lung Cancer Alliance to host the vigil for the third straight year in the Circle City, which was just one of more than 125 cities that participated worldwide.

The goal is to create awareness about lung cancer, which is the largest cancer killer and the deadliest form of the disease in the United States.

Doctors speaking at the vigil updated those in attendance about advances in screening and treatment, while survivors currently in remission shared their stories of hope.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard also sent a city proclamation, which reaffirmed November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

FOX59’s Michael Henrich served as master of ceremonies for the second straight year.  For more pictures, like his Facebook page and look through his photo album.


Participants ended the vigil by lighting glow sticks and saying the name of the person they were memorializing or honoring.


FOX59’s Michael Henrich, who served as emcee of the vigil, poses with Marlena Pierce, a nine-year lung cancer survivor who shared her story of hope.

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