BENEFITING: NATIONAL LUNG CANCER PARTNERSHIP
EVENT DATE: Mar 17, 2012
Linda Billert passed away on February 21st, 2007, less than 7 months after she was diagnosed. At her funeral we heard many stories at how she touched others lives. We heard of how proud she was of her three children, and all of it really meant a lot to us. We also were told how strong we all were through this whole situation, but truthfully our mother raised us to be strong, independent people. We were also blessed to have the time that we did with her. She really was an amazing woman, and a wonderful mother. She taught us all so much, and it is hard to believe that she won't be with us anymore. She had so much left to teach us, and there is still so much we don't know about her.
We will all miss her deeply, and appreciate everyone support. Please help us raise money to help others battle this cancer.
Lung cancer facts:
- Each year in the US, approximately 220,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer, and more than 157,00 die of the disease.
- Lung cancer takes more lives than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined
- It accounts for nearly 30% of all cancer deaths
- 5 year survival rates for breast cancer is 89% while lung cancer is only 16%