We’re here today at the Lung Force Walk, at the South Street Seaport Pier in not-so-sunny NYC. We walked from Pier 16 across the Brooklyn Bridge to raise money for lung health.
Lung cancer is the number-one cancer killer of women and it’s on the rise, which is just one of many reasons this walk, and the work of the American Lung Association (ALA), means so much to us. Over 35 million Americans suffer from asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases. These statistics come to life for us in the experience of our founder, Dr. Ralph Finger, whose mother suffers from COPD. The Convexity family walks not only for her, but for the millions of Americans just like her suffering every day from lung conditions. The ALA has done a spectacular job raising funds and awareness for this issue, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars at walks across the country. Today we walked, side-by-side with thousands of other people, to make a difference.