Walk / Run / Donate & Join Team Cecilia on Sunday, February 26th, 2017...
It would be four years on February 8th since our mother / grandmother, Cecilia, finished her noble journey of almost 10 years as a lung cancer survivor. Her life of courage, strength, and joy continue to inspire us. In her honor, our family will walk/run together for the 4th year with the Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in Kiwanis Park in Tempe, AZ.
ALCF funds clinical research and provides patient education & support, and is devoted to exclusively eradicating lung cancer.
Lung cancer in numbers:
- 6% of federal government spending on cancer research is on lung cancer research
- 13% of all new cancer diagnoses are of lung cancer
- 20% of new lung cancer cases are never-smokers
- 27% of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer
- 50% of young adults (<45) with lung cancer show genetic factors
Our mother / grandmother benefited from ALCF's work ... discovery of treatment options for genetic signatures that she exhibited, approval of novel drugs made available to her that were effective and kind, and participation in key research that was directly relevant to her lung cancer type.
The impact of lung cancer on those we know and care for has grown. We are glad to support the work that helped our amazing mother so that it will continue to serve to benefit others.
We would love to have you join Team Cecilia 2017 and to support this cause by walking/running/donating with us...
You can contribute directly online and/or let us know that you are interested in walking/running with us on February 26th!