Lung Cancer Foundation of America hosts 9th annual “Day at the Races” to fund research for better treatments

Lung Cancer research is one of the least federally funded, LCFA works to help fill the research funding gap

Del Mar, CA - Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) leaders are betting a special “Day at the Races” at the historic Del Mar Racetrack will attract avid fans and newcomers alike to watch thoroughbreds run for a meaningful cause.

It is an exciting time for lung cancer research. More advances have been made in the past several years than in the past decade. LCFA organizes this fundraising event at Del Mar to help support its mission of raising money for lung cancer research.

“We are also working to raise money providing even more hope for lung cancer patients,” said LCFA executive director Jim Baranski. “Too many people mistakenly believe lung cancer only happens to those who smoke. The truth is if you have lungs you can contract lung cancer and funding to find better treatments is a cause we can all root for.”

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States, yet it ranks near the bottom in research funding.

WHAT:    Day at the Races fundraiser for Lung Cancer Foundation of America

WHERE:    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

WHEN:    Sunday, July 29th 12:30- 6:30 p.m., races begin at 2 p.m.

TICKETS:    $150 available online at http://www.lcfamerica.org/DATR16.html

  • All-you-can-eat buffet and open bar
  • Private betting window and expert instruction on betting

  • Tour the paddock area

  • Silent auction and raffle drawing

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About Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

The Lung Cancer Foundation of America's Speakers Bureau is a group of survivors and those whose lives have been affected by lung cancer. Their mission is to spread awareness, information and hope in the fight against the leading cause of cancer death. Bureau speakers are available for interviews with the media.