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Gordon Hospital hosts annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event

November 25, 2017 GMT

(Calhoun, Ga.) -- On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Gordon Hospital hosted the 9th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance. Calhoun joined approximately 200 cities where Shine a Light events took place in honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

The event began with music from pianist McKenzie Everts and vocalist Carl Reiter. Dr. Eric Turner spoke about medical oncology in relation to lung cancer, and Sandy Holland, RN, spoke about radiation oncology in relation to lung cancer. Lung cancer survivor Glenn Warren then shared his story of hope and faith. To finish the program, Christine Bond, RN, spoke about the facility’s low dose CT lung screening program, and Pastor Dave Smith spoke about the hospital’s Breathe Free program, which helps tobacco users quit the habit.

“The purpose of this event is to bring hope, inspiration, and support to the Gordon County lung cancer community,” said Lanell Jacobs, director of oncology services at Gordon Hospital. “This event is one way we can honor those impacted by lung cancer.”

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System’s more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.