I am thrilled to be participating in this year's Reach the Beach Cycle for Air in Oregon. Biking is one of my greatest joys, and to have the ability to propel vital research and programming while doing what I love is a privilege and honor.
The American Lung Association works to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For 115 years, they have fought for legislation to protect our air quality, worked towards eliminating tobacco usage and tobacco-related disease, and eased the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families.
Today, lung disease (including lung cancer, asthma, and emphysema) is growing faster than almost any other major illness and is the third leading cause of the death in the United States.
Please join me in my efforts to support the ALA and the important work they do by considering a personal or corporate tax-deductible donation, attending fundraising events, or simply spreading the word about the ALA and their vision of a world free of lung disease.
Your support is so appreciated!