I am excited to be supporting the American Lung Association for another year! This will be my 12th consecutive year. After over 2100 trek miles in addition to over 4000 training miles this will be my last year participating in the Trek Across Maine! My commitment is as strong now as is was 12 years ago.I will find other ways to support their efforts to reduce teenage smoking and fight for healthy air. It benefits everyone!
After losing my father to lung cancer from smoking in 1986, I find it very sad to see young men and women, especially teenagers, smoking cigarettes. The Maine Lung Association works with lawmakers on this ongoing fight against tobacco and has been successful working for policies that advance tobacco control and prevention. Maine is celebrating over ten years of smoke free bars and over 20 years of smoke free restaurants. There is still a lot more to be done.
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. In June, I will join thousands of other cyclists in a journey across Maine while raising money to fight lung disease and increase awareness about the importance of lung health. Since this is my last year, I am hoping to raise at least $800.
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!