Kay's personal page for team: Kullman's Kure
235,760...that’s the estimated number of new cases of lung cancer this year.
In 2009 my mom became 1 of the those new cases...
My mom, Debie Kullman Michalowski was 54 years old when she was diagnosed with an unpredictable type of lung cancer previously called "Bronchioloalveolar carcinoma" (BAC), now referred to as in situ pulmonary adenocarcinoma (AIS).
She fought silently, only letting a few know of her disease. Out of desperation of trying to find a way to help my mom & also to find a way to cope with the news myself, I searched "Lung cancer run in Philadelphia" and found the Free to Breathe 5k Event Series. My family came together, walked, ran and supported my mom in the November 2009 FTB Event series held in Philadelphia. It was her first and last Free to Breathe event.
On June 7, 2010 my mom unwillingly lost her battle and passed away due to lung cancer.
Now I, Kay Michalowski, continue as Kullman’s Kure Team Captain and an advocate for lung cancer, to fight not only for her and my grandmother (Helen Kullman) who also lost her life to lung cancer but for everyone who has been or may be affected by this disease.
I ask you today, to help me and my team in the 2020 Free to Breathe virtual walk!
Our efforts will raise awareness and funding for vital research for lung cancer. You can join my team, donate, or go to http://www.freetobreathe.org/get-involved to find out ways to get involved in the fight against lung cancer.
Without hope and awareness there will be no change, so please help in any way you can!
Thank you all SO much for your continued support. You have no idea how much it means to me!
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