Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- It was a night of hope and determination outside of Upstate University Hospital Tuesday and in 90 other places around the world.
Lung cancer survivors, caregivers, doctors, nurses, Upstate Medical University students and staff held candles to “Shine a Light”
on the disease as part of a nationwide effort to bring hope, compassion and support to those whose lives have been touched by the disease.
“Lung cancer kills more people than any other kind of cancer in the world, it kills more women, more men than prostate cancer, colon rectal cancer, it’s a major cancer surge in the entire world,” said Upstate Cancer Center Medical Director Leslie Kohman.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month.
The vigil is part of the Lung Cancer Alliance
’s movement to reduce lung cancer mortality by 50 percent by 2020.