On November 14th, 2015, the 2nd annual LUNG FORCE Walk will return to Riverview Park in Mesa, Arizona, to raise awareness about lung disease. Scottsdale Bullion & Coin is proud to be joining hands with the American Lung Association as the event’s local signature sponsor.

“Financial health isn’t the only thing we care about here at Scottsdale Bullion & Coin,” said Steve Hunt, Operations Metals Manager. “We are very proud to be a part of this partnership with the LUNG FORCE Walk – Phoenix and help raise awareness for this cause!”

This charity event will celebrate “the collective power of the breath” and seek to dispel myths about lung disease and reduce stigma about lung cancer. For example, lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the U.S., but smokers are not the only ones at risk, even though quitting smoking can greatly reduce risk for a number of health complications. 480,000 people die each year from problems directly caused by smoking. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in Americans. The American Lung Association maintains that anyone with lungs, not just smokers, can benefit from early detection, research and prevention.

The LUNG FORCE Walk – Phoenix aims to spread awareness about these widespread lung diseases, and has set a fundraising goal of $180,000 to go toward advocacy, research, education and awareness. Attendees are invited to walk a 2.4 mile loop, and will be given a LUNG FORCE Honor Ribbon to carry with them, which may include a personal message or words of inspiration. As the local signature sponsor, Scottsdale Bullion & Coin is in strong support of the LUNG FORCE Walk’s message of health and well being.

“As we enter into the second year of LUNG FORCE, we are excited for Scottsdale Bullion & Coin to join the American Lung Association in Arizona – Phoenix in fighting for lung health and against lung cancer,” said Julie Reid, American Lung Association in Arizona Executive Director. “We are proud to have Scottsdale Bullion & Coin as our local signature walk sponsor to continue to grow this wonderful event.”

The LUNG FORCE Walk – Phoenix will take place at 2100 West 8th Street, Mesa, AZ, on Nov. 14, 2015. To register, donate, or to find out more information please click here:

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