Let’s make sure everyone can benefit from healthy lungs.
Chances are you know someone who has faced the challenges of asthma, COPD, lung cancer or air pollution. By making a donation on my behalf, you will be helping the American Lung Association provide community based education programs, fight for cleaner air standards and fund life-saving research. With your help, we will fight against lung disease and for lung health. We will be making a positive difference for all of the parents who have a child with asthma, the people who struggle daily with COPD and the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children and friends who get diagnosed with lung cancer.
I am dedicating my Mt. Hood Climb & all the funds I raise to the memory of my father, the late Richard S. Coffin. He had smoked most of his life, tried unsuccessfully to quit several times, and died at age 70 in 1999 after a bout with pneumonia. We don’t think about how precious breathing freely is, but Dad struggled with the reality of not breathing freely pretty much his whole life. This may explain why he always had a special fondness for the mountains of Vermont and all their Clean Air.
A few of the specific programs that would benefit from this fundraising are:
• Research into promoting lung health and preventing lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and tuberculosis;
• Being pro-active in the fight against outdoor air pollutants and for environmental health; and
• Striving to reduce tobacco use, especially among young people, that is responsible for over 400,000 deaths in the United States each year.
Every donation I receive helps make a bigger impact. Please help support my efforts to save lives, donate now.
Together we can fight lung disease successfully!