Guthrie to Host "Shine a Light on Lung Cancer" Vigil

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie will host “Shine A Light On Lung Cancer” on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western, 255 Spring St. in Sayre, Pa. Community members and all those affected by the disease including survivors, current patients and loved ones are invited to attend this free event. 

Each year more Americans die from lung cancer than any other major cancer – breast, prostate, and colon combined. Lung cancer accounts for 30% of all cancer related deaths and yet it is the least funded in terms of overall research dollars. As a result, only 15% of those diagnosed with lung cancer live longer than five years. 

Guthrie’s “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” will raise awareness of lung cancer and offer hope, inspiration, support and remembrance for all those touched by the disease. Guthrie Cancer Center will offer a series of brief presentations which highlight advancements in lung cancer screening and treatment. A special ceremony will also take place to offer a tribute to those who have been affected by this disease.

An additional 150 participating communities nation-wide will host vigils during the month of November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, in partnership with the Lung Cancer Alliance. 

For more information, contact Emily Scrivener, MSW at the Guthrie Cancer Center, (570) 887-2721.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 45 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.