BENEFITING: American Lung Association
ORGANIZER: American Lung Association
I have set up this page in honor of my father, Reginald Black (1922-2011), who just lost a painful but thankfully brief battle with Stage IV lung cancer. He was 89 years old.
This was not merely a disease of old age. By the time lung cancer is detected in anyone -- old or young -- it is usually terminal. My father's cancer was diagnosed two weeks before he passed.
Too, there is a stigma that comes with lung cancer: often, we think of the smoker who contracts lung cancer, and we think perhaps that s/he asked for it because everyone knows of the risks involved. I can't comment on that, but know that But XX% of lung cancers are of the non-small cell type.
There are other lung diseases that, thanks to research, are being cured or at least controlled. I suffer from asthma, and thanks to advances in medicine and a really great doctor (!), I've been able to run 57 marathons over the last 23 years -- and will run even more.
American Lung Association wrote -
The American Lung Association is an organization motivated by the vision of a world free from lung disease. Our mission, to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, is the driving force behind all of our activities. We're proud to partner with Runners World and provide our supporters with the opportunity to dedicate a race and fundraise for the American Lung Association.
Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death. In 2010, more than 222,000 new lung cancer cases were expected to be diagnosed and about 157,000 Americans were expected to die from lung cancer.
We need your help to make an impact in the fight against lung cancer. 100% of your donation will go directly to funding lung cancer research.
When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.