Lung Cancer Research Foundation to Host 13th "Strolling Supper with Blues and News" During Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) will host the 13th annual "Strolling Supper with Blues and News", its signature gala to benefit lung cancer research on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway) in New York City. WABC's Bill Ritter will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The evening will feature a performance by Grammy Award winner Delbert McClinton and a silent auction of artwork, sports memorabilia and one-of-a-kind items.

LCRF funds impactful, translational research that has the potential to extend survival and quality of life for people with lung cancer. To date, LCRF has provided more than 240 grants totaling nearly $20 million in support of lung cancer research in the United Statesand internationally. Despite being the number one cause of cancer death worldwide, per death, lung cancer is the most underfunded type of cancer.

"This year alone, 158,000 people will die from lung cancer in the US. Strolling Supper guests are family members, friends and survivors of lung cancer who work hard to increase funds for lung cancer research." said Mary Ann Tighe, LCRF Board Member.

Tickets for the 2015 "Strolling Supper with Blues and News" start at $350. For more information about the Foundation and lung cancer, to view and place bids on silent auction prizes or for sponsorship opportunities, please call 212-588-1580 or visit the Foundation's website at: http:///www.lungfund.org.

Established in 2005, LCRF is a 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York. In 2015, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Uniting Against Lung Cancer merged to amplify their impact on advancing lung cancer research. The combined entity retains the name Lung Cancer Research Foundation to best reflect its mission to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. For more information, please visit www.lungfund.org or call 212-588-1580.

Contacts:

Meghan Wood
917-301-5963
mwood@lungfund.org

Julie Briggs
212-588-1580
jbriggs@lungfund.org