2018 A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities

Larry fishing on Turtle Lake in Northern Minnesota (2014)
Larry fishing on Turtle Lake in Northern Minnesota (2014)

Larry's Lakers


Support the fight to beat lung cancer!

Last August, Larry lost his short battle with lung cancer. It was unbelievably difficult to watch the suffering this cancer caused on his daily life and how the odds were stacked against him, even from the start. Larry was diagnosed at Stage IIIa non-small cell lung cancer, went through chemo and radiation for 8 weeks, discovered it had spread to Stage IV less than 3 months after diagnosis, and passed away 5 months from diagnosis.

His warm smile, positivity, and corny jokes are greatly missed. We'd like to honor Larry during this run/walk to help others that are in his same situation someday have better odds. There is no better way to honor him than to spend time together outdoors.


We are fundraising for the 12th 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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