2019 Philadelphia Free to Breathe Walk

Birdie's Bunch

We are raising funds for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation in honor of my Mom, Roberta Koneski, because too many families are affected by this devastating disease. Please help me reach my fundraising goal and donate today.

In February 2017 Roberta was diagnosed with Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC). She immediately started treatment - 6 months of chemotherapy, 30 lung radiations and 11 prophylactic brain radiations. By August we were able to use the words inactive and remission. 2018 did not start off well for her. With a precancerous polyp removed from her colon in February, her health declined. In August, scans confirmed metastatic SCLC to her brain. This resulted in yet around round of brain radiation. She started immunotherapy in September 2018. Unfortunately the therapy did not last long and she passed away January 31, 2019. She was the most selfless, kind hearted, funny, loving and supportive wife, mother, mother-in-law, Mom-Mom, sister and friend.

The money we raise together will support the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and its mission to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. On event day, our team will enjoy being 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!

Love,

The Koneski Family

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