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Join me and Baxter in our efforts to support Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina!

I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer in February 2016 even though I have never smoked or lived with people who smoke. Lung cancer is a horrible disease and funds are needed for research so they may one day find a cure.

This is my second year at the LUNGEforward 5k. This year I will be walking the entire course!! Last year I was too weak, but thanks to people like you who donate and raise funds for lung cancer research I am stronger this year. I am taking targeted chemotherapy for my specific genetic mutation and it is working! Some day my medicine will no longer work and I will run out of options unless something else is discovered. Please consider donating to a much underfunded cancer and help thousands of people live longer with lung cancer.

About Lung Cancer in the U.S.

About 1 in 15 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
More than 224,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year.
About 60%-65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers. About 25% of diagnoses are people who never smoked.
Lung cancer takes more lives than the next four deadliest cancers (colorectal, pancreatic, breast, and prostate) combined.
Only 4% of all people diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it’s caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically. Thank you for supporting the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina! As the state’s leading non-profit organization supporting lung cancer research and education, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina specializes in connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community. The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s mission is to decrease deaths and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina.

We look forward to seeing you on May 20, 2017 at Park Road Park!
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