I am running this race in honor of my husband, Jeff. We started running as a family last September and that stopped the second week of November when he could barely catch his breath after running in a 2 mile race. After a lung biopsy this past December, he received a diagnosis of Sarcoidosis. He has scarring on both of his lungs and will never have 100% lung capacity/function. He is being treated by a pulmonary doctor and on medication to keep the disease from getting worse. The disease has limited his ability to do regular activities that a person in their early 40's would do on a daily basis. Therefore, my son and I are running in honor of Jeff who is a wonderful, caring, and loving husband/dad/friend.
We are a force to be reckoned with. Only A Force of Many Can Stand Up To:
- the frightening rise of lung cancer in women
- the deadly disease that is COPD
- the daily challenges that asthma sufferers face
- pollution that threatens our lungs and our lives
With your participation and help, our LUNG FORCE Run/Walk will make a difference in lives that desperately need it. Register today, because now is the time to raise our voices against lung cancer—and for lung health.