Today my brother and I participated in a lung force walk. We walked for our mother who died of a lung disease called Interstitial pulmonary fibrosis and for our grandma who was killed by lung cancer. Both of them didn’t smoke and were never around any smokers. Ofcourse there are other reasons for these diseases as well but we don’t know what caused them. It was a short walk of 3 miles and I wondered how can it make a difference. I thought may be it should have been a marathon or half marathon and that would have mattered. As we registered, met people in different organizer tents and finished the walk, we felt like we did something. There were many participants and my company alone had gathered 11k in fund raising. There was a radio channel covering the event as well. That kind of money and media coverage makes a huge difference. The money can go towards research, helping current and future patients and so much more. A short event can get fund raising rolling plus its taking place nationwide. And people like me who aren’t yet ready for a marathon can contribute as well.
Do check for a lung force walk in your area. Clean air is a luxury in some contries and a cure for lung diseases will help save many lives.