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Why We Fight…

Our LUNG FORCE Heroes inspire, encourage and empower us to raise our voices for lung health. Read about their personal experiences with lung cancer, and become a LUNG FORCE Hero by sharing your story.

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  • Ann S.

    In 2001 I started riding the American Lung Association’s Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek (GTBT) – a beautiful,...

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  • Patricia E.

    About 18 months ago, I was diagnosed with lung cancer. The irony is that I have spent the last 30 years working to prevent...

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  • Margo D.

    You have cancer. Words that no one wants to hear. Unfortunately, you become a member of a club, one that you do not...

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  • Cynthia M.

    My name is Cindi McDowell from Pittsburgh, and I am celebrating my 62nd birthday! I was 11 years old when I started...

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  • Nancy B.

    It was a typically cold February 6, 2014 in Wisconsin. I had a headache that turned into a migraine. Nausea, dizziness and...

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  • Alina C.

    I was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer in mid 2016; I never smoked cigarettes or marijuana and never used any type of...

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Hero stories are the point of view of the Hero and not necessarily the American Lung Association. The Lung Association does not endorse any specific provider, facility or treatment.


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