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The American Lung Association LUNG FORCE Heroes are lung cancer survivors, caretakers and anyone who is impacted by the number one cancer killer in the U.S.

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes share their stories to inspire, but are also active in fundraising for lifesaving research, supporting those impacted by lung disease and even traveling to Washington D.C. to help advocate for clean air.

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Maureen Welborn


LUNG FORCE Hero Maureen 'Mo' Welborn was diagnosed with lung cancer in April 2014. With the help of her team of doctors, nurses, and therapists, along with support from friends and family, she has been cancer free since September 2014.

Since her cancer diagnosis, Mo has been involved in the LUNG FORCE Walk with her team, The Queen's Bees. Over the last three years, The Queen's Bees have raised thousands of dollars for the American Lung Association through fundraising, farmer's markets, and bringing their family and friends together to garner support. Additionally, in April 2017 Maureen and her daughter Kara joined the American Lung Association at its annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.

Cassidy McIntosh


After beating lung cancer three times, Cassidy McIntosh's mother, Linda McIntosh, lost her fourth battle with lung cancer on December 19, 2011.

Today, Cassidy works to raise awareness and help in the fight against lung cancer by participating in the annual Fight For Air Climb in at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre in Springfield, Illinois.

"[My mother] had fought cancer and won three previous times and was the definition of a true fighter," said Cassidy. "Ever since then I have wanted to do something to help fight against cancer, and to help prevent others from losing a loved one to this terrible illness. I had found my opportunity through one of my great friends, and have decided to continue with my own team."

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