November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and a proclamation signing was held at Adelup to mark the occasion.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month has been observed since at least 1990, and Congress officially recognized the day in 2003. Lung cancer kills more men and women worldwide every year than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined.

The top cause of lung cancer is smoking, while radon is the second leading cause. Physical activity can reduce the risk of lung cancer by twenty percent as it improves lung function.

Lung Cancer Awareness month serves to raise awareness of lung cancer, supporting scientific research on lung cancer, educating people about the risks of lung cancer and the dangers of smoking. A white ribbon is used to signify support of those fighting lung cancer.