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Albuquerque Business First Executive Named Corporate Chair for LUNG FORCE Walk – Albuquerque

(August 3, 2017) -

The American Lung Association in New Mexico has named Grace McCoskey, senior account executive for Albuquerque Business First, as corporate chair of its 2017 LUNG FORCE Walk in Albuquerque.

A part of the nationwide initiative LUNG FORCE, the Albuquerque Walk brings friends, family and coworkers together to raise awareness and research funds for lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in America. McCoskey’s responsibilities as corporate chair will be to recruit company participation and sponsorship in addition to promoting the event and spreading its purpose.

“I am honored to be the corporate chair for the LUNG FORCE Walk in Albuquerque,” McCoskey said. “Lung cancer takes is the leading cause of cancer death among women, but only two percent of women consider the disease to be a top health concern. We must educate more Americans and step up our funding for lung cancer research so that we can save lives and give more women a fighting chance. This walk will help raise necessary funds as well as support those in our community who are affected by this devastating disease.”

McCoskey began working with American Lung Association in 2000 after of the death of her mother, Donna, who had lung cancer. She joined the New Mexico’s board of directors in 2015.

Additionally to her five years working for Albuquerque Business First, McCoskey has received the Chairman’s Club Eagle Work Award from the American City Business Journals twice. McCoskey has lived in New Mexico since 1990 and has been married to her husband, Roger, for 38 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren.
“We are incredibly grateful to have Grace serve as the corporate chair for the fourth LUNG FORCE Walk,” said Terry Huertaz, the executive director of the American Lung Association in New Mexico “This year, 1,010 New Mexico residents will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and we are a stronger force when we come together to fight this illness. Grace’s leadership will be imperative as we unite community in efforts to defeat lung cancer.”

The Albuquerque LUNG FORCE Walk will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, in Hoffmantown. To learn more and register, visit:


About the American Lung Association in New Mexico 

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit the newly redesigned website:

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