We are the home stretch toward the Free to Breathe event that I’ve been honored to be a part of for the past three years. I wish I could tell you all of the hard work that goes in to pulling this event off each year. The people behind the scenes get very little credit for a whole lot of hours put in over the space of 12 months. I wish you all could meet them. They are wonderful.
We are doing great with fundraising. You have been generous as always and we are almost halfway to our goal of $5o00!
This money is used to fund research, education and awareness for lung cancer. I’ve been part of a team that reviews young researcher grants and I can tell you that there is so much exciting stuff going on out there. So many exciting new discoveries and ideas that some very smart people are spending their lives researching.
The trouble is that lung cancer is crazily underfunded. These researchers have to spend a tremendous amount of time raising money to do their research. Despite killing almost 4 times as many people in a year, lung cancer only gets about $2000 per death in funding compared to almost $20000 per death for breast cancer.
So join us for the race next Saturday if you can. The more the merrier! If you can’t make it, I hope you will consider making a donation to help us make our goal. Just go here and hit the register or donate button. Find Team Sara Jane and follow the directions.
Thanks so much. We are so very grateful.