Each year approximately 225,000 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Each year approximately 50,000 of all new cases will be adults under the age of 40. The 5-year survival rate is around 17%. More than half of patients with lung cancer will die within a year of diagnosis.

Ros Miller, President, Jillian’s Dream becomes a Lightning Foundation Community Hero!

Along with the event’s success, Ros Miller was recognized during the January 29, 2015 home game of the Tampa Bay Lighting as a Lightning Foundation Community Hero for her dedicated career of volunteering in the community and being the force behind Jillian’s Dream. The Community Hero Award comes with a $50,000 grant from Jeff Vinik, President of the Tampa Bay Lightning and his Foundation, which, in turn, will be presented to Moffitt Cancer Center’s Lung Cancer Center of Excellence and also to the Adolescent and Young Adult Center of Excellence for young people facing cancer.

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Dates for the 2nd annual Rappel for lung cancer research will be December 11 & 12, 2015 at Parmenter Realty Partner’s Island Center building on Rocky Point Drive, Tampa.Hero-1-29-15