Family and Friends,
This is the 12th consecutive year I will participate in an American Lung Association (ALA) fundraising event. Over the years this event has raised millions of dollars the ALA has used to support research to combat lung disease. As many of you know the first year I participated was in honor of Walter Paul, a colleague at Chelsea High School. Walter who was a long-time participant of this event, passed away from the very disease he was fund raising to fight, lung cancer. After that first year I decided to support the ALA as long as I am able, honoring all the people I know who have been impacted, including my mother who also passed away from lung cancer.
Since then I have had the experience of knowing many people who have fallen ill or have passed away due to lung disease. I am sure many you are close to or know people who have been impacted by lung disease. Join me in supporting the ALA as they continue tomake progress towards improved treatment and cures for lung disease.
Thank you for considering a donation.