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
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.