On November 19, Huntington Hospital hosted a lighting ceremony as part of a national campaign to raise awareness for lung cancer. The ceremony was attended by over 90 lung cancer patients and family members as well as hospital administration, staff and physicians from Huntington’s lung cancer program. The program included remarks by Robbin Cohen, MD, medical director for the thoracic oncology program, and Ayman Saad, MD.
“For the past five years, our patients, their families and friends have joined together for this event to help bring awareness to lung cancer,” said Dr. Cohen. “We are grateful to walk this journey with our patients, providing support, hope and comprehensive care throughout every stage of the disease.”
The Lung Cancer Program at Huntington Hospital is recognized as one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the Los Angeles area. Other members of Huntington Hospital’s thoracic oncology program team that attended Sunday’s event were Scott Atay, MD, Anthony Kim, MD, Kenneth Lam, MD and Michael McFadden, MD, as well as Huntington Hospital’s President and CEO, Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA.
The ceremony was just one of over 200 “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” events taking place in cities across the country in November. The program is presented in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance, the only national nonprofit organization dedicated solely to providing support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for lung cancer. Combined these events mark the largest lung cancer event in the world.