Kandace Hurdle was born in Van Nuys, California, where she spent much of her childhood. She moved to Arizona shortly before high school and has been living in the Valley of the Sun since then. She is a proud alumni of Arizona State University and is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently works at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in marketing and community outreach. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer at her church, with ALA and her sorority, in addition to travelling and trying new restaurants and fitness classes. Kandace truly believes that “every breath is a blessing!”
Why I volunteer with ALA:
I volunteer with the American Lung Association because I find comfort in knowing I can help people like myself that are living with lung disease. I grew up with asthma and never thought much of it, but after my recent diagnosis I felt compelled to do more, not just for myself, but for others. ALA was the first place I found that gave detailed information about my diseases and provided opportunities to be involved with the great work they do in and for the community. I believe in the mission and goals of the American Lung Association, and I want to do all that I can to help give the gift of breath to people that need it the most. I hope that my efforts with ALA help put an end to the terms “lung cancer” and “lung disease” once and for all.