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UW-L students ‘Catch-A-Cure' for lung cancer

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ONALASKA, Wis.  (WXOW) – More people in the United States die of lung cancer than any other type cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

To raise awareness for the disease, the UW-L Pre-Physician Assistant Club hosted their 5th annual Catch-A-Cure event Saturday.

More than 100 people participated, taking part in an ice-fishing tournament on Lake Onalaska, raffles, and clothing and food sales.

The club raised $3,500, more than double the amount raised at last year's event, according to Chelsea DeMuth, president of the UW-L Pre-P.A. Club.

All proceeds will go to Gundersen Medical Foundation for local lung cancer research.

"It takes more lives of Americans annually than any other type of cancer and also there's a lack of research and funding for lung cancer. So we want to raise awareness for that," DeMuth said.

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