On September 29, I will be riding "REACH THE BEACH WASHINGTON", a 100 mile bicycle ride. This will be my 9th consecutive year participating in a fund raising event for the American Lung Association. My reason for riding continues to be to raise money to support the mission of the American Lung Association (ALA). Your generous support in the past empowers me to participate in these events. Thanks to you, I have been one of the top fund raisers each of the past eight years. These funds will be used to help save lives by providing for lung disease prevention and research, programs for improving air quality along with tobacco education and cessation programs. For 2018 I have set a goal of $ 8,000. I hope your support will allow me to raise my goal to $ 10,000 or even higher.
I continue to dedicate my ride in honor of those people I know that have suffered from some form of lung disease. My hope is that the funds raised for the ALA may help prevent others from suffering from lung disease.
Reducing the number of tobacco users is one significant way the American Lung Association is able to show great success. After having smoked cigarettes for many years, I quit 25 years ago. Making that change in lifestyle has been one the best things I could have done to improve my health. Quitting smoking was a huge challenge. The ALA provides many tools to help smokers kick the habit like I did. Quitting will be a life changing experience that will be with them in every breath they take for the rest of their lives.
Your gracious donation to the 2018 REACH THE BEACH WASHINGTON® will help to provide support for;
- Research into preventing lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, tuberculosis, COPD and cystic fibrosis.
- The pro-active fight against indoor and outdoor air pollutants.
- Reducing tobacco use, especially among young people, which is responsible for one in five deaths in the United Stated each year.
I hope that you will join with me in finding these issues important enough to support. Your generous and appreciated tax-deductible contribution to the American Lung Association.
Please donate to help continue the programs of the American Lung Association.