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Over the years running has become a huge passion of mine and I have participated in over 20 races to date. Throughout my journey, I focused on personal goals, overcoming mental challenges and personal hardships. Every race has it's own story, different motivating factors - but I've always wanted to use my passions to benefit something much bigger than myself. Which is why I have teamed up with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) to raise money for an extremely important cause and support them in their mission to dramatically increase Lung Cancer patient survival rate.
Lung cancer kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer and more than three times as many men as prostate cancer. Although most relate Lung Cancer to a smoker's disease, smoking isn’t the only cause of lung cancer. Other known causes include exposure to secondhand smoke, air pollution, radon, and asbestos.
Lung Cancer is the number one cancer killer worldwide annually and because diagnosis for the majority of patients comes so late that they die within one year, the same imperatives drive all ALCF campaigns: focus on immediate, results-oriented projects or programs promising to catalyze progress through early detection, genetic testing, drug discovery and patient-focused outcomes.
I am excited and truly honored to run as a part of ALCF's Team A Breath Away!
Together we can make a difference! Best, Kayla