Help me save more moms!
When the ten-year anniversary of losing my mom to lung cancer passed, I wanted to do something meaningful to celebrate her life and honor her memory. It was serendipitous to learn that the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) was looking for a team to run the NYC Marathon and raise new money to fund innovative lung cancer research. My goal is to raise $5,000 before I run the marathon this November. I sincerely and humbly request your support! I am covering the cost of my trip and entry fee - so 100% of what we raise goes to lung cancer research. Plus, gifts to LCRF are tax-deductible.
My sisters and I have now lived for a decade without our mom. She was 50 years old when she died. She never got to meet Lola. One amazing gift at the very end was that she got to hold baby Wyatt, who was almost two months old when we lost her. My sisters and I cried tears of joy to see how happy it made her to hold tiny Wyatt who had been born an entire month premature. Now that he is a healthy 10-year-old, I know it was a blessing in disguise that he came so early.
I’ve noticed when people talk about lung cancer victims, some are quick to say “he/she didn’t smoke”. In 45% of cases, lung cancer doesn't come from smoking. Other times, it does. In the 60s and 70s, many people began smoking as teenagers. My mom was one of those. She was also caring, brilliant, beautiful, and worthy of being loved and living her life. Eventually, she quit successfully, but not before cancer set in. By the time it was discovered in her, it was stage four and inoperable. She is one example of why LCRF is such a necessary organization today.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide and claims more lives than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined. LCRF provides funding for innovative research focused on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of lung cancer. Since its inception, LCRF has invested $33 million in lung cancer research—the highest amount funded by a lung cancer research organization to date.
You and I have the power to give families hope when a loved one is facing a lung cancer diagnosis. Together, we can make a difference for each and every person whose life has been affected by lung cancer, and ultimately save more moms like mine.
Please consider contributing to this effort, whether it is $10 or $1,000.
Thank you so much for your support and generosity.
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