Rexanna's Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer
Let the race begin...
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We use our love of running to aid in our Lung Cancer Foundation's mission of eliminating Lung Cancer by bringing Run for a Purpose to your town and by running as Run for a Purpose TEAM in races and endurance runs. We have 5k races from Dallas to Austin and our TEAM has participated in races from the OKC Memorial Marathon to the Cactus Rose 50mile endurance run. We raise money to fight for a cure and we run for those who can't!
Rexanna's Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer was formed to help fight a disease that is negatively impacting so many and taking the lives of countless loved ones. To date, 90% of all donations made to Rexanna's Foundation have gone directly to impacting the cause.
The mission of Rexanna's Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer is to financially support efforts dedicated to eliminating lung cancer, improving detection methods and enhancing the quality of life for lung cancer patients. Rexanna's Foundation is dedicated to improving public awareness of all facets of lung cancer, including research, patient care, education, prevention and survivorship. Rexanna's Foundation is committed to supporting lung cancer research at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center with specific direction as designated by the Board of Directors.
Who we are and Why
Rexanna's Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer was formed to help bring awareness and raise funds for a disease that is negatively impacting so many and taking the lives of countless loved ones. Despite claiming more lives than breast, prostate, colon, liver, melanoma and kidney cancers combined, lung cancer is largely ignored, under-funded and under-researched. We have come together to help raise desperately needed funds to fight the world’s leading cancer killer.
Each of our board members has been personally touched by this terrible disease and is committed to fight to find a cure. Rexanna’s Foundation is named for Rexanna Hawkins, a lifelong educator and coach who was devoted to her students, family and friends. A nonsmoker throughout her life, Rexanna was diagnosed only two months before she lost her battle with lung cancer at age 49 in 2006.
Rexanna’s strength, faith and sheer will in her fight for life is an inspiration and our motivation. Please join us as we “Huddle Up for the Cure” in Rexanna’s memory to raise funds and awareness of all facets of lung cancer.
Rexanna's Foundation is IMPACTING OTHERS...
WHY? Because lung cancer is the #1 Cancer Killer!