NSU Shark Fountain to be Lit Turquoise for National Women’s Health Week May 9 – 13

600px--TurquoiseSharkFountainJoin the National Women’s Health Week’s LUNG FORCE for the South Florida Turquoise Takeover. During National Women’s Lung Health Week – May 9-13 – Turquoise Takeover will turn Broward County turquoise to increase awareness that lung cancer is an urgent health crisis, killing more people in the United States than any other cancer.

The Shark Fountain in front of the Don Taft University Center will be lit turquoise during National Women’s Lung Health Week. Everyone is encouraged to wear turquoise, turn social media turquoise, and tell friends, family, and colleagues to wear turquoise to raise awareness of lung cancer. Join the conversation on social media using #TurquoiseTakeover and #ShareYourVoice.  For additional information visit lungforce.org.


  • Anyone can get lung cancer.
  • Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men in America.
  • Nearly 400,000 Americans are living with lung cancer.
  • Nearly 160,000 Americans die of lung cancer each year.
  • More than two thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers.
  • In 1987, lung cancer surpassed breast cancer as the leading cancer killer among women in the United Sates.
  • The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is 17 percent, among the lowest for all types of cancers.
  • Funding for lung cancer research lags behind other major causes of death in the United States.

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