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Daughter Runs in Memory of Mom’s Fight Against Breast, Lung Cancer

Denver resident Runs the Rocks to raise awareness, funding for research

(September 26, 2019) - DENVER

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

In 2001, Pam McCormick was diagnosed with breast cancer. After beating the disease, it would not be her last bout with cancer. Sixteen years later, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and beat it, only to find out a year later that the cancer returned and metastasized to her hips. 

“When she was feeling the hip pain, that’s when she followed up with her doctor and we found out the cancer had returned to her lungs and metastasized to her hips,” said McCormick’s daughter, Molly McCormick.

After a third courageous fight with the disease, McCormick passed away peacefully in her home on February 10, 2019.

“Awareness needs to be out there,” Molly said. “Cancer isn’t prejudiced—it takes whoever and comes out of nowhere.”

That’s why Molly is participating in the American Lung Association in Colorado’s Run the Rocks—Denver’s 10th annual fundraising walk/run hosted in the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Ever since her mother passed away, Molly wants to make sure she is fully involved in the fight against lung disease, especially to raise awareness and research funding.

“I always hear about breast cancer and other diseases, but not lung cancer. I want to do what I can to advocate for awareness,” she said.

With her father also suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, she is eager to help the Lung Association fundraise towards research for a cure.

Participants have the option to complete a 10k, 5k, or family fun run in honor of fundraising towards the Lung Association’s mission of clean air and changing what it means to live with lung disease.

For more information on the event, or to register and join Molly at Run the Rocks this year, visit or call at 303-388-4327.


About the American Lung Association

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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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