This June, myself and close to 2,000 other cyclists will depart Brunswick, Maine on a three day, 180 mile ride in support of the American Lung Association of New England. The Trek Across Maine is the largest fundraiser for the American Lung Association.
In the 1990s, I came down with viral bronchitis. Over the subsequent 20 plus years, I’ve been diagnosed with viral bronchitis several more times. The last in 2008 developed into walking pneumonia due to being the only non-smoking tenant in a building full of smokers. Clean air & the elimination of tobacco use and related issues are important to me as a result.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. The American Lung Association has many programs and initiatives to fight lung disease.
I’ve set a goal of raising $550 dollars for the 2019 Trek Across Maine and am asking for your help to reach that target. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.