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Scott Reid

Those of you who know me understand why this is so important to me. I lost Gail too soon. She was 47 years old and she should have had many more years ahead of her, but lung cancer came and took her from me in less than a year after her diagnosis. This will be my 5th walk and every year I'm encouraged when I see more survivors, but we need to do more.

"More people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. This is true for both men and women." cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm

Not only did I lose Gail too soon, but I also lost one of my best friends to this dreaded disease in the same year. Dave was about to turn 50 and his diagnosis to death was even quicker.

This is a horrific disease that will take 154,050 people in in 2018, including 193 women every day – 8 per hour, one death every 7 minutes.
lungcancerfoundation.org/about-us/lung-cancer-facts

You think lung cancer is only about smokers? That's fake news! Educate yourself on the facts. lungcanceralliance.org/what-is-lung-cancer

This year, for the first time ever, two of the leading lung cancer organizations are joining forces to create one of the largest run/walk events for lung cancer on the East Coast…because together we are stronger.

Join Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Lung Cancer Alliance at the Philadelphia Zoo on Sunday, October 14, 2018 as we unite two of the biggest events for lung cancer: Lung Love Run/Walk Philadelphia and Your Next Step is the Cure.

Don’t miss this day of family fun as we walk/run together to raise awareness and funds in our fight against lung cancer. #LungLoveCure18

I hope you can attend and be part of a great day at the zoo. We need to bring out everyone we can to stop lung cancer from taking any more lives too soon. I hope you'll consider participating in any way you can.

All my best and may God bless you and your families with good health always!
--- Scott

Here's a story about what we can do in Washington to bring about change:
centraljersey.com/news/sentinel_edison_metuchen/stories/metuchen-man-campaigns-for-lung-cancer-awareness/article_427298f3-131e-5196-b9bf-7af3f1d820e7.html

Here's a bit about our story as well:
blogs.reuters.com/cancer-in-context/2013/12/04/giving-back-data-for-cancer-research
(Oh by the way, the writer of that last article was very courageous about writing about her own battle with lung cancer [http://blogs.reuters.com/cancer-in-context/2014/04/23/remembering-debra-sherman/] Another life lost too soon.)

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