Fourteenth Annual Chicago Lung Run

Team Bud

As so many of you know, I lost my dad in April 2008, 13 days after his official diagnosis.  Understandably, it was a very difficult time -- and to make it worse, he was not a candidate for surgery or chemo.  Not only is my hope that no one ever has to hear this diagnosis, but also not have to hear that there were no options to fight it...even after you plead with a 30 something year-old doctor: "treat him like he's your dad, and do whatever you can."  That ended up being absolutely nothing.

Team Bud was formed at that time, 5 months after we lost my dad, in an effort to take a stand against lung cancer and in celebrating and remember his life.  This AMAZING team has raised over $23,000.00 since September 2008.  Yep.  

Together, we can make a difference to those affected by this devastating disease. We can show the world that it’s time to make surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. 

Here are so many ways you can help Team Bud make this vision a reality:

  • Donate to a team member to support our fundraising efforts – find the team list on the right side of this page.  We can take any payment - $5.00 to whatever.  
  • Click on the “Join” button to join our team (we average 10 team members every year!). There are 5k and 10k run options, or 1 mile walk.
  • Spread the word about our fundraising efforts by sending the link to this webpage to everyone you know
  • Join the Team Bud golf tourney - $50.00 gets you 18 holes, lunch, and a fun time, all while helping fight this disease.  Date TBD.

All the money we raise together will fund vital research that will save lives. You can help us bring hope to those affected by lung cancer.

Please donate today and invite a friend to do the same. If you can join our team for the event, we’d love to have you! We can’t wait to celebrate our successes with you on event day.  GO TEAM BUD!

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