11th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities

Mom - Marie Stenglein July 30th - 1937 - March 4th 2012. Pictured with our Family.
Mom - Marie Stenglein July 30th - 1937 - March 4th 2012. Pictured with our Family.

Marieezy Breezy

Support the fight to beat lung cancer!

Support the Fight to Beat Lung Cancer!

I am fundraising for the 11th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk.

My mother, Marie Stenglein died at the young age of 74 in 2012 after a short 5-month battle from lung cancer. I am passionate about lung cancer awareness due to my mother's late stage 4 diagnosis and lack of patient and family education and support of this deadly disease. My mother did smoke socially and occasionally as a younger woman however she was considered a non-smoker. Unfortunately, lung cancer is impacting more women that may or may not have had a smoking past. Why this is happening more to women is a trend ABOHLF is passionate about understanding more and we have dedicated research efforts to finding answers.

I miss my mom every day. My support and now leadership position as a ABOHLF Board of Directors Vice Chair Person is my way of honoring her and supporting this very important cause and foundation. Please support our team anchored by Bob Austin my co-sponsor as we run/walk again around lovely Lake Harriet on August 12th! You can join us by running or walking with us and or with a donation to our team, "Marieezy Breezy"! My mother loved Lake Harriet's music, ice-cream and beauty, especially the water against the Minneapolis sky-line where she was born and raised!

Additional 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
  • Lung cancer claims twice as many women's lives as breast cancer
  • Lung cancer research remains dramatically underfunded due to the stigma of lung cancer which drives young researchers away from the field of lung cancer research

The A Breath of Hope Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk originated 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 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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