Lung cancer vigil planned for Nov. 13

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JAY — The Lung Cancer Alliance and Faith Way Baptist Church announce that Gov. Paul LePage has proclaimed November Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

The Lung Cancer Alliance will be hold its 2014 Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil at 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the church at 66 Hyde Road.

The theme of this year’s event is a push to “End the Stigma” that only smokers and former smokers can get lung cancer. Anyone can get this horrible disease which can also be caused by radon gas in your home.

All who are cancer patients or loved ones are encouraged to attend and be honored. There will be free gifts, music, educational materials and remembrance.

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This event is being held in memory of Connie Hutter who fought a long and courageous five-year battle and Maureen Bonamasso who battled advanced stage lung cancer for just three weeks.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer provides hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by lung cancer and those at risk — from survivors to the newly diagnosed to loved ones to health-care professionals to those simply wanting to help. You will learn about the latest advancements for lung cancer. You will hear stories of survival. And you will be connected with others in the lung cancer community.

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