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Maroon 5 Joins the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) to Debut the “Anyone Can Get Lung Cancer” Public Awareness Campaign

Campaign featuring keyboardist Jesse Carmichael and lead vocalist Adam Levine of Maroon 5, and Gabby Wilson, 11-years-young Lung Cancer Survivor, premieres today on the eve of the 6th anniversary of BJALCF

SAN FRANCISCO (March 5, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — In response to the epidemic of lives lost to Lung Cancer in the U.S., and the world’s Number One Cancer Killer, Maroon 5 has joined BJALCF as an incredible Grammy-award-winning VOICE to launch a national and international Lung Cancer Awareness campaign. This campaign encourages everyone to spread awareness and raise funding for the cancer that kills more than 1.3 million worldwide annually and 450 per day in the United States. You can continue to spread the awareness through social media, Facebook, Twitter, websites, TV stations and “desktop-to-desktop” old-fashioned email. Oh Yeah. Yeah! Share!

Bonnie J. Addario, Founder of BJALCF issued the following statement on this occasion:

“This is a major milestone in the global fight against Lung Cancer. We are thrilled and honored to have Maroon 5– the musical VOICE of a generation–lending its support, celebrity and international reach to help the world recognize that Anyone Can Get Lung Cancer. We all need to work together to change that, and it starts with supporting BJALCF.

The devastation of Lung Cancer can be stopped when people rise up, get involved, raise awareness and say ‘I can make a difference. I can save a life.’ We must continue to build on this momentum and ask that all TV stations, all writers, all celebrities, and all people who can possibly lend their voice to the end of the Lung Cancer join in this initiative. Thank you Maroon 5, Universal, Career Artist Management, and thank you, in advance, to the rest of you who will step up to the plate and make Lung Cancer Matter.”

The campaign directs audiences to text LUNG to 50555 to donate $10 to BJALCF for results-oriented Lung Cancer Research and treatment. Audiences are also directed to visit www.lungcancerfoundation.org to find more information about Lung Cancer and to download the PSA and distribute for the next 52 weeks.

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For more information, contact Sheila Von Driska, Communications, at 415.357.1278 or sheila@lungcancerfoundation.org

About the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
BJALCF is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change. BJALCF was established on March 6, 2006 as a 501©(3) non-profit organization and has raised over nine million dollars for Lung Cancer research.