Dear Family and Friends,
After a long hiatus, I am back on the bike to rejoin my cycling team the Mohawks, and the American Lung Association, in a journey across Cape Cod. We are raising money to support the fight against lung cancer, COPD, Asthma and other serious lung diseases.
This year I have dedicated my ride to one of the bravest and most amazing women I know. Her name is Jen Cipriani, and she is a beautiful 44-year-old anesthesiologist, wife and mother to two beautiful children. Just over six months ago, what she thought was a nagging cough turned out to be a devastating diagnosis of lung cancer with some spread to her bones. This remarkable young woman has fought the battle of her life with strength, courage and true grit. Fast forward to now: Jen has undergone successful surgery to remove her primary lung tumor with clean margins! She continues on her chemotherapy/immunotherapy with the hope that it will now be even more effective. Words cannot express how much Jen has inspired us all by her courage to embrace this new and innovative treatment, truly giving her all and never giving up! I am so proud and honored to call her my friend.
Please join me in honoring Jen, and in making an impact in the lives of the over 35 million Americans who are living with lung disease. Lung cancer is number one in the number of deaths caused by cancer in both men and women. Every five minutes, a woman receives the diagnosis of lung cancer. Your donation to the American Lung Association can help make a significant difference by funding life saving research, education and advocacy efforts.
Whatever you can give will help - it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support!
Best regards, Cathryn