Hi Friends & Family -
Please join me in supporting our new team Lighting Strokes! as we train and prepare to tackle the 100 mile ride from Portland to Pacific City! This year I'm joined by my son Eli, on his first century ride!
Many people believe that folks aflicted by lung illnesses are getting what they deserve for wilfully engaging in unhealthy behaviors. But if you follow the news in the past year you'll see several high profile stories of people that harmed through the careless or neglegent practices of product vendors and employers.
2019 brought us hundreds of new lung illnesses from people vaping products that were billed as healthier alternatives to smoking. There's been developing awareness that dust from fabricating quartz counter tops that many of us have in our homes have caused permenant, debilitating lung disease for many workers. And lung illnesses strike members of our armed forces and fire fighters in the line of duty as they serve to protect our nation and communities.
I believe these folks deserve a breath of fresh air; and I'll hope you'll joint Lighting Strokes! in supporting the American Lung Association and their work to improve lung health!