Did you know November is Lung Cancer awareness month?
All over the country there will be fundraisers to raise much needed monies for Lung Cancer research. November 12, 2011, was the Caine Halter Lungs4life 5K run in Greenville, S.C.. It’s a great little run. If you live in Greenville and went down to support Lungs4life, We would like to thank you. If you don’t live in the area and you find there is a Lung Cancer 5K or a one mile fun run that supports lung cancer research ~ please help by signing up for this race. You may think it does not matter, but surprisingly patients of Lung Cancer and those who have lost loved ones to Lung Cancer need you to be there to hold them up and to keep them strong. Most of all, Lung cancer research needs your money to find a cure.
Don’t worry about being in shape or even being a runner to do this fund raiser. ~ The thing you need most is a loving heart.~
Surprisingly, Lung Cancer does not get the support it deserves. You don’t have to be a smoker to get lung cancer.
Lung Cancer is out there and it is a killer.
People that shouldn’t even have Lung Cancer die from Lung Cancer everyday . Did you know: Lung cancer remains the leading cancer killer in men and women in the Uniting States among every ethnic group, yet still receives the fewest research dollars. Lung cancer causes 1 in every 3 cancer deaths and took 156,940 lives in 2010.
Let me repeat that. . . Lung Cancer Kills more people in the United States then any other cancer. . . and receives the fewest dollars.
I wonder. . . how could that be?
Is it because smoking and Lung Cancer have a stigma?
These are hard the facts:
Lung Cancer is the Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Women and Men
We know these hard, cold fact personally. Lung Cancer hit our family like a fright train six years ago. Lung Cancer killed our father. Lung Cancer killed my mothers husband of 56 years. Lung Cancer changed our lives. Lung Cancer burned a whole in our hearts.
My father never smoked. He never lived with smokers. He exercise everyday of his life. He even exercised in bed when he couldn’t get up anymore because the lung cancer took over his body.
Don’t think just because you live a healthy life style you won’t be affected. Lung Cancer doesn’t care. Anyone can get lung cancer.
So as I said before, if you hear about a Lung Cancer run this month. . .get out and support. It really doesn’t matter if your a runner or not. We just need you!