by Jenny White
My name is Jenny White and I am a lung cancer survivor. Last November, I asked Teri if she’d like to join me at the 3rd annual LUNGevity 5K walk at Centennial Park. She wasn’t feeling up to it, so I asked if I could walk in her honor and call myself “Team Teri.” She cheerfully agreed and Team Teri was born.
I uploaded our team photo to her Facebook page and many of you posted that you would have joined the team had you known about it. I was inspired by your outpouring of love and support of Teri, so this year we established an official team for the 2013 LUNGevity 5K which we have affectionately named “Flying Elephants.”
Teri was closely associated with and believed in the mission of the LUNGvity Foundation. Their mission is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer. The LUNGvity Foundation is the leading private provider of research funding for lung cancer. LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer.
This year’s event is called the LUNGevity ‘Stache and Lash 5K. If you live in the Nashville area and would like to join us on November 2nd at Shelby Bottoms Park, please sign up at the Flying Elephants team page: click here. The entry fee is $25. We will have team t-shirts available for the cost of $10 (S-XL) and $12 (2XL).
If you are unable to join us but would like to support the Flying Elephants team as we raise funds for lung cancer research in Teri’s honor, commemorative t-shirts can be ordered for $30 through Paypal; click here to email us and you’ll receive an email with payment instructions. Donations may also be made directly to the Flying Elephant team using the link above.
Lung cancer is the #1 cause of cancer death. More women will die of lung cancer than those with breast, ovarian and cervical cancers combined, yet lung cancer receives less research funding than breast, prostate and colon combined.
If you’d like more information on team Flying Elephants, LUNGevity Foundation or your risk for lung cancer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.