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I made a personal donation to Free to Breathe.
What if I told you that you could join a passionate and connected nationwide community simply by making a donation? A community that believes that one day we will all be Free to Breathe. Well, you can.
I’m fundraising for Race for Breath benefiting Free to Breathe. Will you donate today and join me in raising money to fund lung cancer research and treatments that will save lives so that together we can help Free to Breathe in their quest to double lung cancer survival by 2022?
Here are ways you can help:
• Click on the “Donate” button to support my fundraising efforts with a donation
• Spread the word about my fundraising efforts by sending the link to this webpage to everyone you know
• All of the above!
Fundraising for Race for Breath benefitting Free to Breathe is my opportunity to make the world a better place. And it’s your opportunity to help restore hope to those faced with a lung cancer diagnosis.
I have a personal reason for supporting this fundraiser. My mother passed away from lung cancer in 2006 after 3 years of fighting. Just before she died she found out about Race for Breath and asked my sister and I to join her. Okay, really she told us. She said this was important to her and she needed us there. So we borrowed a wheel chair and headed to the beach before sunrise. We got checked in and looked around a little. My mom just kept looking around and taking it all in. We walked her the 5K and let me tell you, she didn't stop smiling all day. She said "I don't feel so alone anymore. Everyone talks about all other cancers but no one talks about lung cancer. I finally feel like they understand." It truly broke my heart. She passed away 5 months later. My sister and I have tried to walk this 5K every year since then. I missed 1 year and it just didn't feel right.
Thank you in advance for your support and generosity. Please share this page with your friends and family. Together, we can make a difference for each and every person whose life has been touched by lung cancer. Together, we can all be Free to Breathe.
About my non-profit:
Free to Breathe is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. We will accomplish this by:
• Funding research with the greatest potential to save lives
• Helping all patients fully understand their treatment options
• Ensuring molecular tumor testing is standard of care
• Doubling the number of lung cancer patients on clinical trials
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