Newsdate: 8 November 2012
A pair of 12ft-high inflatable lungs will be visiting Wigan Infirmary on Tuesday 20 November 2012.
The lungs are visiting the area to promote Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which takes place throughout November.
The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the common signs and symptoms of the UKís biggest cancer killer and improve early diagnosis of the disease which in 2010 had 270 and 2011, 243 and from January 2012 to October 25 a total of 226 newly diagnosed lung cancer patients within the Wigan and Leigh area.
The Exhibit provides visitors with a highly interactive educational experience about the respiratory systemís most critical organs. Visitors can step inside the human lung model, learn about the various structures and normal lung function and observe examples of lung trauma disease. They will also have the opportunity to view displays explaining some of the latest respiratory medical treatments.
The event, which takes place at the side of Christopher Home on the Wigan Infirmary site, Wigan Lane, WN1 2NN from 08:30 until 16.00hrs has been organised by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
The I Love My Lungs campaign was developed in partnership with Eli Lilly and Company Limited.