Running for Ed
Every summer since my dad's stage 4 cancer diagnosis in May 2014, I've participated in the Chicago Lung Run. The race benefits the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, which provides grants for researchers working on new treatments.
My dad, who had a type of lung cancer that was caused by a gene mutation, benefited from the new targeted treatments. However, more research is needed to improve these treatments (and to prevent this type of cancer!).
So this year, in honor of my dad who passed away in December (and who introduced me to distance running), I'm running/fundraising to support this research.
If you would like to donate to this cause, any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time and for your support!
Quick Facts about Lung Cancer:
- In the U.S., lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer.
- More nonsmokers are developing lung cancer.
- The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 220,000 new cases this year.
- Worldwide, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality.
- Lung cancer is often diagnosed in a late stage, which makes treatment difficult.
- Research devoted to early detection and prevention will be key to successfully treating this cancer.
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