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Event Details
Race for Lung Life is an annual, non-competitive, family-oriented 5K run/walk that raises funds for lung cancer research, encourages others to learn the facts about the disease, and helps end the stigma associated with it.

The event is also held in memory of Wilhelmina Bell-Taylor, a lung cancer heroine who never smoked a day in her life. She fought courageously from the moment she was diagnosed in April 2004 until she passed away on April 24, 2008.

Having watched the four-year progression of her mother’s illness, and having felt the frustration of not being able to do anything to stop its course, Wilhelmina’s daughter, Michelle, is committed to raising awareness about lung cancer and carrying forth her mother’s legacy, “helping others.” Race for Lung Life run/walk is one way.

The second annual event will take place on April 24, 2010 to celebrate the life of Wendy Balazik, a 32-year old lung cancer fighter who never smoked a day in her life and to continue to encourage others living with lung cancer and their caregivers.


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