No one should struggle to breathe. That is why I am participating.
I recently accepted the challenge of participating in Reach The Beach (100 miles from Portland to Pacific City)! I am kicking off Spring with some new fitness goals and also to support a great cause. The advances in lung disease treatments and prevention have greatly improved due, in part, by the efforts of the American Lung Association. The effects of lung disease have touched me both indirectly and directly. I've witnessed my grandparents struggle to breathe because of emphysema caused by long term smoking. I myself have asthma, but am lucky that advanced treatments make it possible for me to enjoy an active lifestyle.
Columbia Sportswear is sponsoring a team and I'm required to raise $150. But, I'm not stopping at the minimum this year so my new goal is $500! I am asking you to help by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference and Columbia is matching our donations! It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking the donation link.