I wanted to join a nonprofit board where I can provide my energy and influence to drive an impact on a cause I am passionate about.
My sincere interest in health promotion through my work led me to the American Lung Association, but more specifically, my dad experienced COPD as a complicating factor at the end of his life due to many years of smoking, I lost a sorority sister last year to lung cancer, and a co-worker this year. I appreciate their research on the impact of forest fires on lung health and the uptick in teen vaping prompted me to want be involved in solutions to these issues.
More recently, the American Lung Association has launched a compelling initiative to end COVID and prevent future lung health pandemics. WE ALL WANT THAT! It’s also the same organization that eliminated smoking on domestic flights, eradicated tuberculosis and is actively involved in eliminating tobacco use with teens.
I look forward to riding from Lacey to Westport, Washington with other supporters. I plan to enjoy the scenery and perhaps some wine and oysters along the way.
Please join in my efforts to make a difference by making a personal or corporate tax-deductible donation and/or peddaling with me.
Thank you in advance for your support!