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. This will be my second year riding and I am looking forward to this amazing experience again to help others.
I am riding for my grandmother who has personally struggled with lung disease (even though she's been a healthy, non-smoker her entire life). I am also riding for my best friend who was diagnosed with multiple pulmonary embolisms in her lung last winter, at the age of 32, and is now is dealing with scar tissue in her lung and limited lung function. Despite the challenges she is facing, she is now on a trial medication and is feeling well enough to join me in the Trek this year!
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. You don't need to be a smoker to be affected by lung disease, it could attack anyone at any given time.
Please join me in my efforts to make a difference by making a personal or corporate tax-deductible donation.
Thank you so much for your support!!!