2019 Athens Free to Breathe Run/Walk

Ange & Ava
Ange & Ava

Ange's Dawgs

Angela Marie Varner was a loving wife, mother and friend. She met her husband, Blake, while attending the University of Georgia - GO DAWGS! They were married in Atlanta on May, 16th 2009 and have two children: Ava (5) and Mason (2). As an avid tennis player her whole life, Angela was a natural athlete, and a natural beauty to boot.

While in the hospital welcoming Mason, what they thought was a bad case of bronchitis, turned into something no one could have suspected. After initial testing, cancerous cells were discovered in a mass near Angela’s lung. Angela was diagnosed on November 12th, 2014, with a rare form of lung cancer called ALK Translocation. After four short months, and a hell of a fight, Angela’s body succumbed to the damage the cancer had caused. Angela passed away on February 17th, 2015.

Ange meant so much to so many people -The easiest way to describe her is to say that she was beautiful. Physically, she was stunning, but more importantly was how she lived her life. You would rarely see her without a smile on her face, she laughed loudly, loved deeply and simply enjoyed life. She was truly an amazing person that positively affected so many lives in a short time.

When Ange was diagnosed with cancer, she spoke often about how she would like to volunteer at cancer clinics and help spread awareness of lung cancer. Unfortunately, she was not able to fulfill that wish throughout her treatments but we are honored to take up this fight in her name. While we all miss Ange every day, we look forward to celebrating her life and spending the day with family and friends to carry on her wish.

Here are four ways you can join us in making this vision a reality:

  • Donate Now to a team member to support our fundraising efforts – find the team list at the bottom of this page
  • Click on the “Join” button to join our team
  • Spread the word about our fundraising efforts by sending the link to this webpage to everyone you know
  • Participate in the 4th Annual Angela Varner Memorial Golf Tournament on 11/2/2018.  All proceeds will be donated to the 5K Team.  Sign-Up information can be found at: https://www.planmygolfevent.com/32059-Ange/

The money we raise together will fund vital research and patient programs that will save lives. On event day, our team will have fun together, but the real reward is that we're raising funds 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.

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