Jefferson Parish will kick off National Women’s Lung Health Week May 8 through May 12, 2017 with a Turquoise Takeover.  During the weeklong awareness campaign, Jefferson Parish landmarks will be lit up in turquoise.  President Michael Yenni is encouraging all parish employees, residents and businesses to participate by wearing turquoise. Turquoise is the official color of women’s lung health.
National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of health and Human Services Office on Women’s health.  The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority, while providing women help to understand the steps they can take to improve their health.
Every 5 minutes a woman in the United States is told that she has lung cancer.  On average, less than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will be alive one year after diagnosis.
LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover is a national movement that has three priorities:

  1. Make lung cancer a cause that people care about and act on;
  2. Educate and empower patients and healthcare providers;
  3. Raise critical funds for lung cancer research.

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