Park Ridge, IL (PRWEB) October 12, 2006
neaclear employees are running the Chicago Marathon to help raise money for lung cancer.
The Chicago Marathon will be on Sunday, October 22, 2006. neaclear’s participating employees will run the 26.2-mile course for personal reasons as well as to help others also accomplish their own personal dreams. They will be led by plastic surgery owner and founder, Dr Sam Speron who is dedicating the run to his father, James Speron. James has recently undergone a second surgery for lung cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer in the world.
neaclear will match any funds raised by any of the employees who will participate in the Chicago marathon. The neaclear employees are very excited about the opportunity to raise funds for lung cancer charity. This gives them extra motivation to try to gather contributions and to finish the entire race.
“It was hard enough on me when I found out my dad had lung cancer for the first time when I was a medical student in 1993, but the second time around a few months ago, I was completely devastated!” says Dr. Sam Speron, neaclear CEO, plastic surgeon and consumer advocate. “I am dedicating the Chicago marathon to my dad and I even got a little creative in designing a running shirt in his honor. My dad is doing great but the chemotherapy has been really tough on him. It has given me, once again, an insight into what all cancer patients go thru. I cannot even imagine how the large tobacco companies are still allowed to sell such a deadly and addictive substance that is responsible for killing people each and every day! Even though neaclear is a rapidly rising physician-strength skin care company, neaclear’s efforts are minimal compared to what is truly needed in the world today. I urge all of the large skin care companies to not only continue their current contributions, but to also increase them!”
Some interesting facts about lung cancer that most people do not recognize:
- More Americans die each year from lung cancer than from breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.
- Approximately 172,570 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in 2005, accounting for 13% of all new cancer cases.
- An estimated 163,510 Americans will die in 2005 from lung cancer, accounting for 28% of all cancer deaths.
- Annually, lung cancer kills more men than prostate cancer and more women than breast cancer.
- While overall cancer incidence rates are declining, lung cancer incidence rates among women continue to rise.
- Between 1960 and 1990, deaths from lung cancer among women increased by more than 400%.
- An estimated 79,560 women in the U.S. will die this year from lung cancer.
- An estimated 93,010 men in the U.S. will die this year from lung cancer.
- Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among African American men and women, and kills more African Americans than any other cancer.
- African American men are at least 50% more likely to develop lung cancer than Caucasian men.
- The mortality rate of African American males with lung cancer is 100.8 per 100,000 people, compared to 70.1 for Caucasian males.
- The incidence of lung cancer among African American males is 117.2 per 100,000 people, compared to 77.9 of Caucasian males.
- African American women have the highest incidence rates of lung cancer followed by Caucasians, Asian Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, and American Indians/Native Alaskans.
- Similar to AIDS in the early 1980s, lung cancer patients report feeling ashamed to tell their family, friends, and others that they have been diagnosed with lung cancer because they feel that they will be blamed.
neaclear is definitely unique. Having been developed by a plastic surgeon, neaclear is attempting to redefine the skin care industry. The media has touted it as the “ultimate anti-aging product” because it is the first to combine stabilized liquid oxygen as well as Vitamins C & E into all of its products. What they are really doing, however, is merging the very best of skin care treatments with the latest in anti-aging medicine. The concept is appealing because it is so simple and makes so much sense.
For more information, please visit http://www.neaclear.com