Thank you for visiting my Dawn Strong Portland Fundraising Page!
I hope you will join me along with the Lung Cancer Alliance to bring hope, compassion and support for all of those touched by lung cancer, while raising national awareness and advocating for increased lung cancer research funding! After my diagnosis of lung cancer in 2014, I learned that my chances of survival within 5 years was less than 17%. If that wasn't shocking enough, I also learned that the reason for this low survival rate was due to a lack of funding because of the stigma that is associated with lung cancer. My goal is to raise awareness so that those diagnosed in the future will have a better chance of survival. Most people don't know that lung cancer is the number two killer of all Americans behind heart disease, yet it is the LEAST funded of ALL cancers! These facts are the reason for my passion and commitment to Lung Cancer Alliance in helping raise awareness. I hope you will join me at the 4th Annual Lung Love Run/Walk 5k on Saturday, June 23rd at Laurelhurst Park! If you can't walk with me, please consider donating to support Lung Cancer Alliance's mission of saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with and at risk for lung cancer.
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8 weeks away!
We are 8 weeks and two days away from the big walk, I can't wait to connect with all of you. I'm really excited for this year's event. We have some great sponsors and will have a great DJ playing awesome music while we walk or run to raise awareness for this much needed cause. Thank you all for joining my team and for supporting this cause, it is very near and dear to my heart. Not only am I battling lung cancer, but I have met several others in the past 4 years who I consider dear friends, and they are in this fight as well.
Thank you all for joining my team! Please feel free to share this event with your family, friends and coworkers, let our voices be heard.
Love you all,
by Dawn Horner on Thu, Apr 26, 2018 @ 9:06 PM