Thank you for taking the time to visit my personal fundraising page for the 2019 Trek Across Maine. This Father's Day weekend I'll once again be joining hundreds of other men, women, and children pedaling 180 miles for the American Lung Association.
The American Lung Association of New England does great work in Maine to fight lung disease and increase awareness about the importance of lung health. They were instrumental in getting laws passed in our state that prohibit smoking within a vehicle when children under age 15 are present. They were also behind the laws prohibiting smoking in public buildings and within 20 feet of the entrances of such locations.
This will be my first Trek since 2015. I don't expect it will be easy, but I will be thinking of those with lung disease who cannot pedal ONE mile, let alone 180 miles. I will be thinking of my father who lost his battle with lung cancer in 1993 at the young age of 66. I will be thinking of my friend, Bill, who died of pneumonia before he was able to enjoy even one day of a well-earned retirement. I will be thinking of my friend, Karen, who suffers with asthma symptoms that occasionally require hospitalization.
With lung disease, including asthma, COPD, emphysema and cancer, growing faster than any other major illness, it is now the third leading cause of death in the United States. It is something that demands our attention; the American Lung Association demands our support so they can continue to fight the good fight.
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!