Team Lung Love Scheduled to Run in First Race
The Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) just announced a training program aimed at endurance athletes who have survived lung cancer or those with family members afflicted. The new team is named Team Lung Love. With a goal of raising awareness and support for the crippling disease of lung cancer, training of these endurance athletes will lead up to an inaugural race on May 2nd held in Providence, Rhode Island held annually and sponsored by Cox Rhode Races.
For Team Lung Love, it will be the first competition involving these brave marathon runners. The race will consist of a half marathon along with a 5k run. So far, the team has received tremendous support. They will be joined by walkers, runners, and marathoners of all levels throughout the country, all competing to help the goals of LCA. While many of them have been personally affected by lung cancer, there are others who are jumping on board because this is a great cause they wish to join.
The Cox Rhode Race in May is expected to be just the first of many marathons Team Lung Love marathon runners will participate. Although training and competing is difficult for even the healthiest of individuals, it presents particular problems for these gifted athletes who may still be adversely affected by lung cancer.
Registration for the May race and opportunities to volunteer at the event are currently open and LCA encourages anyone who wishes to provide support to sign up at their website.
This event promises to be a very special day for many endurance athletes and their families. We at Extreme Endurance applaud the efforts of the LCA and wish the best success to all members of Team Lung Love. We encourage anyone who is able to “make a difference, one mile at a time”.