With the approach of Fall comes Lungstrong, a cause near and dear to our hearts here at CSP. This Run/Walk 15K/5K supports lung cancer awareness and benefits LUNGevity Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding lung cancer research.
LUNGevity Foundation is the pioneer in lung cancer research and is the leading private provider of research funding for the #1 cancer killer. Yes, it’s gravely true, lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer deaths in the U.S…more than breast, prostate, colorectal and pancreatic cancers COMBINED. Yet, it is the least funded cancer for research. Approximately 50% of the people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers. There are the startling statistics and then there are the individuals that comprise them, and when lung cancer claims one of your own you fight back with all you got. Such is the case with the Charlotte Smarty Pants family.
As most of you are aware, in February 2008 (a mere 3 months after launching this site) lung cancer claimed the life of our beloved co-chief founder, Jen Bunich, who never smoked a day in her life. This is the event we get behind in a Smarty big way in memory of her. It’s so important to raise money for research so a cure can be found and not another life is lost to this unforgiving disease.
For Jen Bunich and for others in our Smarty family that continue to fight or have lost their struggle against lung cancer like Smarty dad, Bo Johnson, PLEASE consider walking, running, volunteering and donating to LUNGevity for Lungstrong 2011!! This is a beautiful run down Jetton Road into The Peninsula and back. There will be walkers and runners so please come out, bring your family, grab a friend and sign up today!
To register/volunteer/donate, visit the Lungstrong website. Our gratitude and Smarty thanks for all you do to support lung cancer research!
Saturday, October 8th
Run/Walk, 15K or 5K
Cornelius (Lake Norman, Exit 28) @ Jetton Village (Jetton Rd and Catawba Ave)
7:45a 15K starts
7:50a 5K starts
8:45a 5K Awards Ceremony
9:00a 1 mile fun run starts
9:30a 15K Awards Ceremony