Support the fight to beat lung cancer!
This is a picture of what lung cancer in 2020 looks like.
Pictured are Katherine Bensen, myself, and Chad Falk. All stage IV lung cancer patients, all young parents with young children, all non-smokers. Unfortunately, Chad passed away Fall of 2019 and Katherine is now on hospice. This is the reality of this disease. Despite great advances in research, we are still dying. We are still terminal. We don't have a cure.
On July 24th, I will turn 46. I never would have imagined that I would make it to 46. But I want more. I want 56, 66, 76. I want to grow old. I want to see Owen play in a varsity football game at TG. I want to hear Charlie play piano at his music recitals. I want to watch my children get their driver's licenses, graduate high school. I want more time.
For my birthday, would you consider joining my team? My goal is to have 46 members walk. Because of Covid, this year's event is virtual so you can do your walk on your treadmill, outside your neighborhood, at your local lake, anywhere!!
Thank you for considering!!
Lung cancer Facts:
- Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer, claiming more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers COMBINED;
- More than 160,000 Americans will die of lung cancer this year. Half are nonsmokers when diagnosed; and
- Lung cancer research remains dramatically underfunded.
The A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities began in 2007 after a group of lung cancer patients, their family members and their nurse experienced the lack of awareness, resources and support for this devastating disease. They realized that without action, the then 15% survival rate would not improve.
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) in 2008 to fight lung cancer through awareness, patient and family support and innovative lung cancer research.
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