Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil: Spencerport, NY
Join us for the 5th Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, the largest internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer on November 7th at 6pm on the south bank of the Erie Canal, west of Union Street at Spencerport Firemen's Exempts. Refreshments will be served and don't forget to enter our raffle for your chance to win a Choose Hope gift basket!
The vigil provides our community with hope, support and compassion for all those affected by this disease-from survivor to patient to loved ones. This event empowers millions of participants to join this historic movement as we united in one call to action: to triple survivorship by the end of this decade.
For many, the vigil provides a sense that they are not alone. Through the vigil, they are able to experience a growing community of supportive and caring individuals. The lighting of glow sticks to honor survivors and loved ones is the highlight of the vigil. The Vigil will feature Dr. Timothy Woodlock and Congresswoman Slaughter. (Read Below to learn a little more about them)
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Speaker, Dr. Timothy Woodlock, is the head of the Unity Oncology/Hematology Unit at Unity Health System.Dr. Woodlock has been a practicing physician in Rochester for the last two decades. He has presented at over 10 major national professional meetings and has published over 30 research articles and his work in Oncology and Hematology is included in 3 books.
He has received cancer research fellowship awards from the University of California and the University of Rochester and continues to participate in clinical research.
Dr. Woodlock has contributed to the educational community through his dedicated work as teaching faculty with medical students at the University of Rochester in Hematology/Oncology courses and discussions and formal teaching of medical residents, as well as presenting at the U of R City-Wide Thoracic Oncology Conference.
He has memberships in the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His membership in local and state community service organizations include current involvement in the Mount Carmel House Hospice as a Board Member and Vice-President and member of the Lakes Unit of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Woodlock states, “the Unity commitment to serve all patients who need care, no matter their insurance coverage” is what keeps him at this practice. And the “caring, spiritual connection and the mix of hematology and oncology” has continued to keep him practicing in the Rochester community.
Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has expressed an interest in presenting at the Vigil and is expected to attend. If she becomes unavailable, there will be a representative from her office.
Congresswoman Slaughter entered Congress in January 1987 and immediately went to work fighting to improve the lives of the people of Rochester.
Being the only Member of Congress with a degree in microbiology, she has played a central role in the major health and science issues of our time. She played a leading role in crafting and passing the Affordable Care Act, and brought the legislation to the House Floor for final passage.
She is also author of the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act which would end the routine use of antibiotics on healthy animals and curb the growing threat of superbugs.
She successfully fought for the passage of legislation that guarantees that women and minorities are included in all federal health trials, and established an Office of Research on Women’s Health at NIH.
Congresswoman Slaughter is the original author of the Genetic Information and Non-Discrimination Act which is now Public Law. It prevents health insurance companies from revoking an individual’s insurance or employers from terminating an employee based upon genetic information.
The above accomplishments have focused on medical issues. However, Congresswoman Slaughter has worked diligently and passionately in many other areas and that confirms her dedication to constituent service. She is one of the most powerful and unique figures in the Congress and is now serving her 14th term in the House of Representatives.
LCA gratefully acknowledges the support of our Title Vigil Sponsor: