Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Releases New Public Service Announcement Featuring Penny Marshall

Posted by Kassy Perry

PSA is third in a series of lung cancer awareness messages featuring celebrities

San Carlos, Calif. (April 7, 2014) – The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) today released the third in a series of Public Service Announcements featuring well-known celebrities to raise awareness for the nation’s number one cancer killer. Film director and actress Penny Marshall, who is a lung cancer survivor, is featured in the new 30-second PSA.

“There are so many people who are not aware that lung cancer takes more lives every year than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined. The sad reality is that anyone can get lung cancer,” said Bonnie J. Addario, stage 3B lung cancer survivor and founder of the ALCF. “As a lung cancer survivor myself, I applaud Penny for helping us to raise awareness and educate patients so they can live longer.”

Marshall is known for her acting as well as directing careers, having starred in the 1970s and 80s sitcom Laverne & Shirley and later going on to direct successful movies such as A League of Their Own and Big.

Previous lung cancer Public Service Announcements featuring Maroon 5 and former NFL Wide Receiver Hank Baskett can be viewed here on the Foundation’s website.

About the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, education, early detection, genetic testing, drug discovery and patient-focused outcomes. The Foundation works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change. ALCF was established on March 1, 2006 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has raised more than $10 million for lung cancer research. To learn more, please visit www.lungcancerfoundation.org.