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From left to right: Rich Monopoli and Diane Legg, Co-Directors New England Chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance; Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming at WEEI Sports Radio, Boston; Heather Unruh, Co-Anchor at WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.

The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) Journalism Award recognizes outstanding journalistic efforts in providing lung cancer patients with a voice and promoting public understanding of the disease. This year, on November 13, at the Boston Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil, Boston-based Sports Radio WEEI 93.7 was honored with the award for the station’s coverage of lung cancer during the Jimmy Fund Radio–Telethon. The telethon included interviews with survivors, oncologists and medical experts who provided insight into the burden of this disease and inspired lung cancer patients and their families with hope.

The GLCC is an international coalition that works on a global scale to ensure access to quality prevention and treatment for lung cancer patients, reduce the stigma of the disease and empower patients and their families to be their own health advocates. The four U.S. based organizations of the GLCC – The National Lung Cancer Partnership, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Lung Cancer Alliance and CancerCare – selected the winner for the 2012 U.S. Journalism Award.