Friday, 08 June 2012 01:31

First Len Jagoda Memorial dinner raises $9,000 for lung cancer research

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Amador County – Family and friends of Len Jagoda marked the anniversary of his passing and raised $9,090 May 18 at the first Len Jagoda Memorial Fundraiser.

Lori Jagoda said it was the first fundraising event in Amador County for lung cancer research and awareness. A check was sent to LUNGevity. The foundation is the largest private financial supporter of lung cancer research in the United States and granted $2 million to researchers in 2011. The organization, works with top experts to identify and fund promising and innovative research into early detection and targeted treatment of lung cancer.

The LUNGevity organization hopes to assure patients the same promise that is now enjoyed by breast, prostate, colorectal and other cancers – earlier detection, more effective treatment options, higher quality of life and hundreds of thousands of lives saved.

The organization “funds scientific research with the express purposes of finding a better way to diagnose and treat lung cancers and prevent their recurrence.”

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