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2005: Lung Health Community Dinner
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Lung Health Community Dinner

Tobacco Industry Heir Patrick Reynolds to Discuss Lung Health at Community Dinner

Winfield, Ill., March 31, 2005 –  In celebration of National Kick Butts Day (April 13, 2005), Central DuPage Hospital, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, the DuPage County Health Department and the DuPage Coalition Against Tobacco, will present a dinner program dedicated to community lung health, featuring Patrick Reynolds, founder of the Foundation for a Smoke Free Environment (www.tobaccofree.org).

The “Breathing Easy” dinner program will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville on Wednesday April 13th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dinner, presentations, resources and door prizes are included in the $10 program fee. Credit card reservations are required to reserve a seat and must be made by calling Central DuPage Hospital’s Information & Physician Referral, 630-933-4CDH.

“We want to reduce our community’s risk for lung cancers associated with smoking and National Kick Butts Day provides a perfect opportunity for us to reinforce these life-and-death lessons of smoking,” said Jeffrey Huml, MD, pulmonologist with Suburban Lung Associates at Central DuPage Hospital. “While we are making many advances in treating cancer, the best medicine is smoking cessation.”

Featured speaker, Patrick Reynolds will make a passionate and compelling presentation, “Protecting Your Family—Now.” Mr. Reynolds opens hearts and minds to the concept of tobacco-free living by sharing his experience with the tobacco industry and his father’s death from lung cancer. Patrick Reynolds is also presenting his empowering message to high school students throughout DuPage County during the week of April 11th.

Additional presentations include: “Lung Cancer Prevention and You” by Dr. Huml; “Clearing the Air,” by Andrew Korcek, pulmonologist, DuPage Medical Group/Central DuPage Hospital; and Renee Kosiarek, Founder of Dupage County’s Annual Lung Cancer Walk will present “When Lung Cancer Hits Home.” Ms. Kosiarek lost her father, uncle and mother-in-law to lung cancer and remains dedicated to educating people about lung cancer.

Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally-recognized, 361-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. The hospital is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer minimally invasive heart surgery, as well as a new procedure for back surgeries that uses bio-engineered bone protein.

Central DuPage Hospital is part of an interdependent network of healthcare organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For additional information, please visit www.cdh.org.