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Two-Time Gold Medalist Aly Raisman and Friends Fight Lung Cancer

Published: August 28th, 2013


Linda Wenger

Executive Director


August 28, 2013

Two-Time Gold Medalist Aly Raisman and Friends Fight Lung Cancer 2013 ‘Winning Together Gala’ to honor and raise funds for those impacted by lung cancer

World Champion gymnast and United States women’s team captain Aly Raisman, granddaughter of the late Nancy Raisman, along with family, friends, lung cancer patients and survivors, caregivers and advocates will gather on October 19th at 7:30 p.m. at Pine Brook Country Club in Weston, MA, to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. Aly, who lost her grandmother Nancy to lung cancer over a year ago, is paying tribute to her grandmother’s memory and honoring all those touched by lung cancer. The funds raised will support Uniting Against Lung Cancer’s national lung cancer research grant program. Aly will be joined by gala co-hosts Susan Wornick and Heather Unruh of WCVB-TV as guests will enjoy a festive evening and fabulous auction with proceeds benefitting Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC) and go directly towards lung cancer research

Committed to fighting lung cancer by searching for a cure and focusing greater attention on the world’s leading cancer killer, Uniting Against Lung Cancer has funded more than $10 Million in new and cutting-edge research since 2003. UALC has been an active presence in the Boston area for over a decade, supporting research at the city’s medical institutions, and  was a recipient of the MGH one hundred this year.

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States, taking more than 162,000 lives each year, yet lung cancer receives less research funding than almost any other major cancer. This makes the work of Uniting Against Lung Cancer even more compelling.

Tickets for the 2013 “Winning Together” Gala are $300. For more information about the foundation and lung cancer, or to purchase tickets for the benefit, please call 212-627-5500 or visit Seating is limited.

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.  For more information, please visit