I am walking for all mothers, but specifically, two very special mothers. My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer in January of 2001. She passed away in July of 2001. Prior to her diagnosis, she spent over 2 years running from doctor to treatment to doctor, trying to find out why she felt so ill. As a two pack a day smoker, no one looked at her lungs. Better diagnosis and treatment would have given her, and her family, more time. With cancer, time is precious. In 2016, my sister-friend Cindy was diagnosed with the same illness. Better diagnostics and treatments gave her a bit more time than my mother, but it is not enough. We need better diagnostics, treament, and family supports.
That’s why I have decided to participate in the LUNG FORCE Walk. When you join the American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE in the fight against lung cancer and for lung health, you join us in our mission to improve lives—and save lives.
Your donation and participation will help make a difference in the lives that desperately need it. To support my efforts, and to help save lives today, please donate now.
Together, we are a FORCE to be reckoned with!