Thank you for visiting. I'm participating in the LUNG FORCE Walk to make a positive difference in the lives of people impacted by lung disease. Our collective efforts will help raise awareness and funds to protect lung health.
Lung cancer is not just a disease for smokers. This perception is becoming increasingly obsolete as more non-smoking women are diagnosed every year. In the last 39 years, the rate of new lung cancer cases has fallen 29% among men, while increasing 102% among women.
My mother was diagnosed with the disease in August 2017 at stage 3, and died a little over one year later. Caitlin's mother (and our Lung Force team leader) was diagnosed earlier this year at stage 1, underwent treatment, and now is back to her daily activities and leading us in this walk! We all feel very grateful that it was caught early, and are walking to ensure others can do the same in the future.
Your donation and participation, will help support the American Lung Association's research innovation, which leads to early detection for all and better treatments that give everyone a fighting chance.
I will be walking in memory of Felecia Maltese LaScolea and in honor of Debbie White. To support our efforts, and to help save lives, please donate now.