The GREAT Auntie Lee Lee! As all of her nieces and nephews called her, but to me she was my sister and dear friend. Lee died of lung cancer almost 7 years ago now. She didn't smoke and took pretty good care of herself. Why lung cancer then? Research shows that lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer in both men and women, and respiratory disease is #3 (Medical News Today updated 2/23/2017). It is the time to raise money and awareness for education and vital research and that is why I am riding this trek again this year. The American Lung Association is here to help those like Lee and other friends and family like my son, Joey (asthma), my Dad (emphazema), my sister, Caroline (asthma), my friends Rebecca (asthma), E (COPD), M (unknown but figuring it out and on oxygen 24/7) and so many others not mentioned here. How many people do you know with lung disease? Maybe you, too, are suffering. The ALA helps to pass laws in our government so that we can all breath cleaner air and they also advocate for those who can't do it alone.
Will you please help me reach my goal and make a generous donation to this great organization? Proceeds from this Bike Trek help fund medical research to find cures and better treatment for lung disease, while supporting patient services, education and advocacy for public policy initiatives. I also learned that the American Lung Association is planning to further increase funding for lung cancer research, an area that encourages me because that is what eventually took my sister's life at only 47 years old.
With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy.
We can do this!