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Mae's Breath Foundation - Breathes Life to Lung Cancer Awareness

How a memorial to a lung cancer victim has hopes to enlighten communities in the importance or lung disease, and proper knowledge in lung cancer.

New York, NY, September 13, 2011 --( To breathe should not be discriminatory- Mae’s Breath Foundation is not just another memorial foundation. They will attempt to open the eyes of many on the horrors of lung cancer, and the little and most recent push in positive efforts there are in battling this disease.

The foundation was brought to light after the death of Eartha “Mae” Lawson. Mae (as remembered by many who’ve met her) was not officially diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer until her final stay in the hospital, where one of her doctors advised the family of the horrid truth on her prognosis. After much research by her daughter Yolanda Brunson-Sarrabo, she found that there’s a horrible stigma attached to lung cancer, and that stigma is - if you smoked then cancer is expectant. Smoking can be a contributor to lung cancer but studies show that 15% non-smokers are affected every year as well.

Mae’s Breath Foundation has linked up with the Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, as an affiliate in helping to eradicate and come up with better treatment options to extend the lives of those affected in this disease. Mae’s Breath wants to stress the importance of healthy lungs and emphasize that it shouldn’t matter if one smoked or not to get the proper care and same empathy as those touched by any other cancer.

November 5th 2011 the foundation will present a fund-raiser in New York City as well as display their PSA.

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