I'm participating in an event to raise money to fight lung cancer—and I need your help!
My best friend Jan Poulsen is a lung cancer survivor, I am grateful everyday for the advances in treating lung cancer that were available to her. This would never have happened if it weren't for the ongoing research for this horrible disease. She was NOT a smoker, her lung cancer was caused by exposure to Radon Gas.
Radon gas is a natural, chemically inert gas that is a natural decay product of uranium. It decays to form products that emit a type of ionizing radiation. Radon gas is a known cause of lung cancer, with an estimated 12% of lung cancer deaths attributable to radon gas, or 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer-related deaths annually in the U.S. Radon gas can travel up through soil and enter homes through gaps in the foundation, pipes, drains, or other openings. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that one out of every 15 homes in the U.S. contains dangerous levels of radon gas. Radon gas is invisible and odorless, but can be detected with simple test kits.
Proceeds from this event will benefit LUNGevity Foundation, the leading private provider of research funding for lung cancer. I'm making a personal commitment to help them raise money to support their vital work—will you please help me?
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to having an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.
Please join me in my efforts to stop lung cancer—the leading cancer killer—now!
LUNGevity Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.