The event began as a grassroots movement when organizer Eddie David’s father passed away from lung cancer in 2007. “This is my passion. I love my father, and I love running. When he passed, I just knew what I had to do.” Not only does David want to help fund cancer research, he wants to educate. “One of the biggest misconceptions about lung cancer is that it’s a smoker’s disease. In fact, approximately 50% of the people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers.”
With music, food, and inflatables for the kids, there’s no shortage of fun for runners and non-runners. Come out to Raceworld USA located at 20310 Chartwell Center Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031 on Saturday morning, October 18 to help put an end to lung cancer. The fun begins at 7:45 a.m.
To learn more about Lung Strong, or to get involved, visit www.lungstrong.com.