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.
Lung disease can take someone's breath away, leaving them unable to work, exercise or play. Growing faster than almost any other major illness, lung disease, including lung cancer, asthma and emphysema is the third leading cause of the death in the United States.
This year, I am once again riding in honor of my late stepfather, Richard Russ, who passed away of lung cancer at the young age of 56. (The photo on my page is the only photo I have of him, luckily it's one where we're together.) Since I will be working the event, I will be doing my ride later in the summer. In August, I will be riding the Northwoods Route, starting in Grand Portage, MN and riding about 650 miles to Marquette, MI.
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!