My name is Christine McLarty, I'm a morning News Reporter for ABC27 News in Harrisburg, PA. I'm thrilled to emcee the Sapphire Gala benefiting the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania. This cause is near and dear to my heart.
During my time reporting in the midstate I learned the chilling statistic that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in America. It impacts me on a personal level as my grandfather died from lung disease, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer (with God's grace is still with us). Also in January 2019 a dear family friend & Chicago firefighter had a double lung transplant and is currently fighting for his life. He got lung disease due to the smoke inhalation from earlier days in his career in law enforcement protecting his community.
I'm honored to be a LUNG FORCE Hero. Let's fight this thing together, one breathe at a time!