In honor of my recently deceased Dad, I'm going to cycle in the American Lung Association fundraiser event "Reach the Beach." It is a 100 mile ride from Tualatin to the Oregon Coast, on May 14, 2022.
I am joining thousands of other cyclists and the American Lung Association to raise money to fight lung disease and increase awareness about the importance of lung health.
My dad didn't have any respiratory illnesses, but as a physician, he spent his professional life promoting the health and well-being of others. After his parents died of smoking-related lung cancer, he also was passionate in encouraging others to not start smoking.
Please don't feel obligated to donate, but if you are looking for a charitable cause, the American Lung Association seems like a worthy cause, as they are doing the following:
* promoting measures to end COVID-19
* helping people to stop smoking
* helping people with asthma, lung cancer, and other respiratory conditions.
Please join me in my efforts to make a difference by making a personal or corporate tax-deductible donation.
Thank you in advance for you support - whether it is just an encourating text, email, or wave from the side of the road, or a donation to the American Lung Association!