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Elizabeth's Page

Welcome to My Race for Breath Fundraising Page

My father with his granddaughter
My father with his granddaughter

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Elizabeth Merce
82 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $500.00
Achieved: $410.00

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Last year I joined Race For Breath as my father battled lung cancer.  I trained (no easy feat when you have a toddler!) and raised money.  The weekend of the race I couldn't run.  Instead I was holding my father's hand as he lost his battle. 


You see, the same weekend I planned to show support for lung cancer research my father quickly moved from sarcastic family man to a memory.  His last hours were truly a struggle for him.  Imagine trying desperately to breathe and even with all the assistance modern medicine can provide you still can't. My dad was a stubborn man who did what he wanted when he wanted.  Cancer took that from him.  He couldn't will it away.  He couldn't outwit it.  It won.  

I don't want more families to feel this. To see their loved ones battle with all they have just to lose.  Lung cancer can impact anyone and doesn't have obvious warning signs to catch early.  Often it is quick, painful, humbling.

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.

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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