Team Jim Celebre and Joe Head Brennan
“You really can change the world if you care enough.” – Marian Wright Edelman
Hard to believe it is now 10 years since my husband jimmy's passed away and now 1 year for my brother in law, Joe Brennan and cousin, Louis Larovere.
Since that time, many may or may not know, 10 years ago, I joined the Lung Cancer Walk /Run to raise money for research and education(.Unfortunately, another victim of the Covid pandemic, this year it will be virtual). Last year my sister Linda has also joined forces with me thereby doubling our efforts. The goal has always been to raise $10,000.00 .Last year with the support of family, friends and coworkers, we surpased that and raised almost$11,000.00.
We are again asking ,if you can ,to donate to this worthy cause. I do realize for some these are times of uncertainty due to the financial impact of Covid.( are you not just so tired of it already!) and fully understand if you cannot. If you can, any amount, we would greatly appreciate your support.
Unfortunately,statistics have not improved greatly over the years. Lung cancer remains the no.1 cancer killer in men and women and still the least funded. 200,00 people are diagnosed every year and 150,000 die. The five year survival rate is 19%. 6% for small cell lung cancer. My husband died 2 months after diagnosis from non small cell lung cancer.. My brother in law, Joe, lived less than 5 years despite surgery, chemo and radiation. My cousin Louis less than 1 year.
Please help to change these statistics and help enable education (80% caused by smoking ) and research to achieve earlier diagnosis and treatment that will improve outcome and extend the life of those afflicted.
Go to http://participate.lcrf.org/goto/jimandjoe2020
Here are three ways you can join us in making 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
- 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.
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.