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Step Up to the Plate Against Lung Cancer

Published: August 7th, 2013


(New York, New York- August 7, 2013) Uniting Against Lung Cancer is excited to announce a new partnership with the New York Mets. For the first time ever, the Mets will host a Lung Cancer Awareness Day at Citi Field as part of their ‘Fill the Park for Charity’ series. UALC is proud to be the charity partner as the Mets take on the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, August 7th.

Lung Cancer Awareness Day will mark the first time the Mets take part in the fight against lung cancer. This initiative will bring major league awareness on the need for research to combat the nation’s most deadly cancer, as it is the first game dedicated to emphasizing the staggering facts of the disease.

This year, more people will die from lung cancer than breast, prostate, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers combined, yet it receives less federal research attention than any of the other major cancers. UALC is attempting to close the gap by supporting new research initiatives that would otherwise not be funded.

Uniting Against Lung Cancer will be offering discounted tickets at $40 for seats regularly valued at $55, in the Left Field Reserve Section. $5 of each ticket sold will benefit the research programs of UALC, the largest source of private nonprofit funding for lung cancer research in North America. In addition, all participants will be cheering on the Mets in style. Each UALC ticket holder will receive a specially branded UALC/New York Mets baseball hat. Participants can continue to show their Mets pride and will have the opportunity to take photos with Mr. Met.

To be a part of the game day fun visit to purchase tickets online. To purchase blocks of ten tickets or more, contact the UALC development office Your participation will bring major league attention to the fight against the nation’s most deadly cancer.

About Uniting Against Lung Cancer

Uniting Against Lung Cancer, a 501 (c)(3) organization headquartered in New York, is dedicated to funding innovative research and raising awareness of the nation’s deadliest cancer. Since 2001, UALC has become one of the leading sources of funding for lung cancer research in the country. The Foundation has awarded more than $10 million in research grants into diagnosis, treatment and a cure for lung cancer. For more information, please visit