I've been surviving stage IV lung cancer since 2015.
In August that year, I went from living an active, healthy, life to being told I have inoperable, incurable, terminal, stage 4 non small cell adenocarcinoma lung cancer. At the time of my diagnosis my lung cancer had already spread throughout both my lungs and to my spine. There is no cure. To this point, we have been able to manage my lung cancer with radiation, oraltargeted therapy and now iv chemotherapy.
Running the Red Rocks Ampitheatre steps was on my exercise bucket list before my cancer diagnosis. I climbed those steps at my first Run the Rocks in 2015 and did it again in 2016. I completed the 5k in 2017 then again in 2018, while recovering from a hemorrhagic stroke. 2019 was my return to the Run the Rocks 5k on my 49th birthday.
Crossing the Run the Rocks finish line is an annual tradition and milestone celebration for me and my team. It gives us a chance to come together to celebrate me living another year with terminal lung cancer.
I am participating to represent all those who suffer from lung disease and to raise awareness of lung cancer, like mine. You can support me in my efforts just by donating. Your generosity would mean a lot to me and all those who benefit from the work of the American Lung Association.
Your donation will help fund research that can improve my quality of life.
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Together we can fight lung disease successfully! Thank you~Lisa