Shining a light on lung cancer awareness

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - On Thursday night, dozens of lung cancer survivors gathered at Decatur Memorial Hospital for the Shine a Light event. 

Shine a Light is part of a national campaign to bring hope, inspiration and support for those impacted by lung cancer and those at risk. 

For the third year in a row, Decatur will join 200 communities across the country in hosting a Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event in partnership with Lung Cancer Alliance. Speaker Radine Cox is a 13 year cancer survivor. She said she was a 20 year smoker and then quit 7 years before she was diagnosed with cancer. 

DMH officials encourage people to meet with their doctors about lung cancer. If you want to know more information call 217.876.2338 for a lung cancer navigator. 

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