Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer benefit walk set

The fifth annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Aug. 19, inside the Logan Valley Mall, Altoona.

Every year, walkers from across the Central Pennsylvania region join the physicians, staff and volunteers of the Lung Disease Foundation of Central Pennsylvania to raise money to help local lung cancer patients with their medical expenses.

More than 158,000 Americans died from lung cancer in 2015 and many others suffer from this disease.

The Lung Disease Foundation is committed to making a positive difference in fighting lung cancer through their Lung Cancer Early Detection Program and funds raised through events including the Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk.

Select Specialty Hospital of Johns-town is once again sponsoring the event and will award prizes to the walker who completes the most laps and the walker who raises the most funds.

The walk is part of the annual Health-O-Rama Health and Wellness Expo which is sponsored by the Lung Disease Center of Central PA and presented by the Altoona Mirror.

Registration for the event is $10 and all walkers will receive a free Light on Lungs T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the Lung Disease Center, regional businesses and by going to the foundation’s website at www.thelungspecialists.com/foundation.

The Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA, a nonprofit 501(c)3 foundation founded by Dr. George M. Zlupko, is located at the Lung Disease Center of Central PA, 800 Chestnut Ave., Altoona, along with the Altoona Lung Specialists and the Sleep Disorder Network.

For more information on the walk, the foundation and how you can become involved in helping lung cancer patients and their families, contact Sherri Stayer, executive director, at 946-2845, ext. 200, or sherris@altoonalungspecialists.com.