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

Remembering Rick

Our dad/grandpa, Rick Hentges, lost his very short battle with lung cancer on June 12, 2017. He was only 70 years old, took excellent care of himself, was very active and hadn't smoked in over 35 years. Yet, he was stricken with this awful cancer. Our dad/grandpa fought with courage, strength and dignity. He is so deeply loved and missed by his daughters, grandchildren, son-in-laws, and dear friends. We will walk in his memory and in his honor.

We are fundraising for the 11th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities because:

  • 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 and fights lung cancer through awareness, patient and family support and innovative lung cancer research.

Please consider a donation to support our team’s efforts to beat this unfair and misunderstood disease.

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