Raising Money For Lung Cancer Research
For the most part, you all know my story and the impact that Lung Cancer has had on it. For those that I haven't, I am happy that you have found my page, and here is an abridged version...
I lost my father, Steve Reens, to the #1 cancer killer almost 9 years ago. In those 9 years, I have gotten married, moved to the suburbs, moved even further away into Indiana, been promoted at work, and had countless other milestones in my life. I have also watched my brother and his family have milestones of their own. All of these milestones were missed by my dad - and he was missed greatly not being a part of them. In my journey with Lung Cancer, there has been one positive - I have found a cause that is much greater than me and have learned that I can make a difference. Over the past 9 years, I have personally raised over $30k for Lung Cancer research, with many of you no small part of that – last year alone, I smashed my aggressive goal of $10k, raising over $11,000 that all went to research. I have set the same aggressive goal this year and have all hope that I can again reach it. With your help, I continue to make a difference.
This year, the Free To Breathe 5k in Milwaukee has ceased to exist, and is now taking place closer to home in Chicago. This makes it easier for people to join us, as well as brings a larger light to the cause. 100% of funds raised go to Lung Cancer research, which remains grossly underfunded as compared to other cancers, while it takes exponentially more lives per year than any other cancer. All cancers suck, but this one sucks the most.
Free To Breathe - The Chicago Lung Run - takes place on Sunday, September 22 at Montrose Harbor. If you live around here, or want to come to Chicago, and participate in this inspirational event, please join Team Reens – we would love to grow the ranks! If you are unable to make it, I would be more than happy to accept your donation on behalf of all of those out there fighting Lung Cancer or in memory of those that have been lost to the disease - including my father.
Thank you for your years of support, and I hope you are able to support again.
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