Lung cancer has affected me personally, my Mom passed away of lung cancer in March of 2014. My Grandmother also passed away of lung cancer in 2006. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the U.S. In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women. Even with Lung Cancer being the leading cancer killer, it is severely under funded compared to other cancers.
Not only did I lose my Mom and Grandmother to lung cancer but two other important women in my life have also lost their Mothers to lung cancer since 2012. I am walking (I am trying not to commit to running) this 5k in their memory and to raise money for this horrible disease that has not only personally impacted me, but impacted so many other people who are close to me.