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CURE Media Group Announces Laura Dern as Keynote Speaker of Lung Cancer Heroes® Recognition Program

October 6, 2021 GMT
CURE Media Group is the industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates and research that reaches more than 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers. (PRNewsfoto/CURE Media Group)
CURE Media Group is the industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates and research that reaches more than 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers. (PRNewsfoto/CURE Media Group)
CURE Media Group is the industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates and research that reaches more than 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers. (PRNewsfoto/CURE Media Group)

CRANBURY, N.J., Oct. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- CURE Media Group, the industry-leading multimedia platform devoted to cancer updates, research and education that reaches over 1 million patients, survivors and caregivers, is pleased to announce award winning actress and filmmaker Laura Dern as the keynote speaker of this year’s Lung Cancer Heroes® recognition program.

The Lung Cancer Heroes® event is an evening of gratitude and celebration for the heroes who have made a difference in the lives of patients living with lung cancer. Each Lung Cancer Hero is nominated by patients, caregivers, advocates, and health care professionals for their heroic contributions in the field of lung cancer or in the individual lives of those living with the disease.

“It is an honor to have Laura Dern as this year’s keynote speaker of the Lung Cancer Heroes® recognition program,” said Mike Hennessy Jr., president and CEO of MJH Life Sciences™, parent company of CURE Media Group. “Her personal connection to lung cancer resonates with us deeply and we greatly appreciate all of the outstanding initiatives she takes part in to raise lung cancer awareness and funds. We are looking forward to having her as this year’s keynote speaker.”

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Dern’s association to lung cancer began when her grandfather was diagnosed with the disease, which he unfortunately passed away from when she was just six years old. Those memories have stuck with Dern over the years and spilled over into her acting career.

In 2014, Dern starred in “Wild”, based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail”. In the film, Dern portrayed Strayed’s mother who died from lung cancer. Dern’s experience with her grandfather gave her motivation with her character.

In 2015, Dern partnered with the American Lung Association (ALA)’s Lung Force initiative that works toward the mission of uniting women and their loved ones across the country to stand together against lung cancer. Dern has joined this year’s Lung Force walk to help raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research.

Lung Cancer Heroes® is being held in conjunction with the fourth biennial IASLC Small Cell Lung Cancer Meeting, a Worldwide Virtual Event on Oct. 29-30, 2021.

This event is sponsored by Takeda in partnership with Lung Force, the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, LUNGevity, the Lung Cancer Foundation of America, and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.

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About CURE Media Group
CURE Media Group is the leading resource for cancer updates, research and education. It combines a full suite of media products, including its industry-leading website,  curetoday.com; innovative video programs, such as “CURE Connections®”; a series of widely attended events; and CURE® magazine, which reaches over 1 million readers. CURE Media Group is a brand of MJH Life Sciences ™, the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels.

Media Contact
Alyssa Scarpaci, 609-716-7777
ascarpaci@mjhlifesciences.com

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