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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Please.

Sixty days from today, I am hoping to have sixty (or MORE) people walking (or running, your choice!) in honor and memory of my mom, who lost her battle with lung cancer 18 months ago.

This is YOUR personal invitation. Yes, YOU. Anyone reading this.

This is something important to me. To us. To my family.

And it would mean the world to us to have you walking (or running) with us in September.

If I could do it six months pregnant, you can. If T and M could do it at age 7 and 9, you can.

3.2 miles!

For those that did it last year, new this year is it is around Lake Harriet.

And if weather prevails plan on making a day of it. Details will come closer to the date, but I'd like to do a picnic of some sort following the event.

If you live from out of town and want to do it, you can even come stay here! (If you dare!)

The sign up will be much easier than last year.

Simply sign up at the Breath of Hope website, note that you are walking in memory of Nanette Tilkens (and anyone else you know who has fought this battle) and then email me so that I know you're in.

Please do this.

Not for me.

But with me.

Please.

Some facts about Lung Cancer:
Approximately 175,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the US each year. Killing more than 160,000 people annually, more than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined.

An estimated 347,000 Americans are currently living with lung cancer. It is estimated that there will be 215,020 new cases and 161,840 deaths from lung cancer in the United States in 2008. (Both non-small cell and small cell combined).

Over 60% of new cases are never smokers or former smokers, many of whom quit decades ago. One in five women and one in twelve men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I already reserved two rooms at the Postuma bed and breakfast!

Samantha

July 12, 2009 at 11:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish I could be there. I'll be doing my walk/run here in Nov.
You all will be in my thought's. If I can do it anyone can!!!
So come on everyone lets get involved!!

Love You All
Auntie Laurie

July 13, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

I would've loved to do that if I was going to be around.
Really.
I hope you get a great turn out though :)

July 13, 2009 at 11:40 PM  

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