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Join the Force for lung health

LUNG FORCE Walk - Providence

In memory of Karen D. Iannella
In memory of Karen D. Iannella


On March 20, 2019, I lost my wife, soulmate, and one true love for the past 23 years due to complications related to lung cancer. Diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer and PEs on March 9, Karen was not given a chance to fight as she was taken from us and those she loved and cared for 11 days later.

I believe she would be alive today if early screenings were in place as they are with mammograms for women over 40 and colonoscopies for people over 50.

Lung Cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women. Together, with your help, we will walk to raise awareness and funds to defeat lung cancer and raise our voices for lung health. When you join the American Lung Association and LUNG FORCE, you support research innovation that will lead to early detection for all and better treatments that give everyone a fighting chance.

I hope you will join me in the LUNG FORCE Walk at Roger Williams Park on June 15 to support the American Lung Association and my journey in Karen’s memory.

Thank you! Janet

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