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For my husband...and all families who band together to combat lung cancer!

Julie Henry

Update: My beloved husband lost his long battle with lung cancer on May 9, 2018. This Foundation was incredibly important to him during his fight - he felt understood, supported, and not alone. A few months ago, Mike and I decided together that we would raise money through the NYC Marathon. He was excited about coming to New York with me in November and cheering me on. Although it now seems impossible to even think about running this race without him, I will press on and honor our decision and commitment.

Thank you for supporting the important work of this Foundation.

Original message: The moments we all take for granted - riding your bike around the block, chasing your kids around the yard, enjoying the sunset on the beach - have now become impossible for my husband, Michael. He has bravely fought lung cancer for the past five years through countless surgeries, rounds of radiation, chemotherapy and drug trials as well as trips around the country to see various specialists.

Today, he is on oxygen around-the-clock and enduring multiple rounds of chemotherapy as we work to find a drug that will combat his disease. He is the strongest, kindest, most optimistic person I know, even in the face of great uncertainty...which is why I fell in love with him in the first place :)

We are indebted to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation for not only working to eradicate this disease and the stigma that lung cancer is a "smokers' disease" but also changing the conversation about how to manage it as a potentially chronic condition and live life to the fullest.

From our "Core4" family to yours - Mike, Tasman (age 10), Kepler (age 9) and I are eternally grateful for any financial support you can provide to this special foundation. Together we can make a difference for the future.

I look forward to running the streets of New York during this amazing marathon on November 4, 2018 in support of all who fight and thrive with lung cancer!

In gratitude,
Julie

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1. MFMedtronic Foundation Volunteer Grant Program
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2. NNMEA Board
The NMEA Board wants to express our condolences and support you in your efforts to raise money for this important cause. We love you and appreciate all you have done for us individually and as an organization.
3. LLoving Sister
Thank you for the support and help you provided to my brother Mike and his family during his long 5 year long battle with this horrid disease. I'm proud of his wife who will be running in the NY marathon in support of all you are doing to help those afflicted.
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4. MMMeghan Marrero
Julie, I am thinking of you and your kids often and you are all in my prayers. I know how much you love to run and hope that doing this race in Mike's memory will be so meaningful. Hugs.
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5. GMGeorge Manooshian
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6. CGCaren Gorenberg
Julie-I was devastated to learn of your loss. Once again another beloved member of our lung cancer community has been taken far too soon.. We promise to continue this battle, inspired by the valiant efforts of those who fought so valiantly. Sending love to you and your family.