I am riding in honor of my father who has been struggling with COPD and other lung related issues for decades. It is painful for me to see how difficult it has become for him to stay as active as he wants to be and I can only hope that someday there will be a breakthrough that will prevent anyone else from having to struggle as much as my father has. He will never use it as an excuse to not do the things he wants to do, though! He is an extrodinarily strong man and I can only hope to be as inspirational to my children as he is to me.
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.
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!