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Memorial Medical Center to Host Lung Cancer Awareness Event

Memorial Medical Center will host a free community event to inform and educate people about lung cancer on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 W. Miller St.

The program, “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer,” begins at 6 p.m. in room 2A on the MCLI's second floor.

The two-hour program will feature Dr. Traves Crabtree, a cardiothoracic surgeon and professor with the division of cardiothoracic surgery in the department of surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He will discuss the newest treatments for lung cancer, prevention and screenings.

A custom-made lung model with camera will be set up for participants to visualize what takes place during lung cancer surgery.

The program will also honor people living with lung cancer and those who have been lost to the disease.

Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events, sponsored by the Lung Cancer Alliance, are hosted by healthcare facilities across the nation in November as part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

Free parking is available in the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation's parking garage at Rutledge and Carpenter streets. Light refreshments will be served.

To register, call 217-757-7370.

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