Hi Everyone! In a few weeks I will be 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.
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. Almost everyone knows of someone affected by some type of lung disease, which means it's so important to give back to support treatments and medical research.
87 cents of every dollar raised goes directly towards supporting people at risk of, or living with lung disease. For example, money can go to University research for COPD, education for negative effects of smoking, or advocacy efforts to reduce air pollution (which is the #1 cause of asthma).
I’m both excited and anxious having not completed many long rides before. I will be riding alongside my sister Emily who participated in the trek last year.
Please join me in my efforts to make a difference by making a donation, however small or large. Every dollar counts!
Thank you so much in advance for your support!