The Mission of the Lung Cancer Foundation for Young Women is to be a voice of advocacy through the promotion of public Awareness and Education about Lung Cancer, the facts, Suspected causes and the benefits of Early Detection. Specifically, provide direct Logistical Assistance to improve the quality of life for these women during their Fight For Life.
The weekend of March 1, 2014, I will be supporting the foundation team and participating in the Woodlands Marathon.
This is only my second time to run in a race, the first time was the Aramco Half Marathon in Houston in 2009. This year I will be running in the 5K, however I want to build up to running in another half marathon possibly toward the end of the year. I am very excited to be running for a foundation very dear to me. I am running for Lung Cancer Foundation For Young Women, which is a non profit foundation that is promoting public awareness & education about lung cancer in young women and to provides logistcal assistance to the patients and families during this difficult time in their lives.
This foundation was an idea of Nicole Dumas, who passed away from lung cancer in 2012 and is also my daughter. We as a family were stunned when Nicole was diagnosed with lung cancer, since she had never smoked in her life. She fought the cancer for 23 months before passing away October 26, 2012.
Nicole wanted to help other young women battling this disease by providing public awareness and education of this disease through a foundation. A means to help other young women understand the early warning signs and provide them with useful information about lung cancer.
Nicole's dream became a reality in October, 2013 through the launch of LCFFYW.org dedicated to Lung Cancer Education and helping young women with logistcal assistance. We together can continue to help other young women with your tax deductable donation and support with my race goal.
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|Mike & Linda, Pegues Campbell||$50.00||5/4/2014||I know this race has been run, but we wanted to show our support for the work you're doing in honor of Nicole and the Lung Cancer Foundation for Young Women. Keep up the great work, Colleen & Kevin! Love yall!!! --Linda & Mike|
|The Woodlands, Marathon Management||$500.00*||3/1/2014|
|Betty Burkett||$100.00||2/27/2014||So happy to see this up and running. I know you miss Nicole every day of your life and admire you so for carrying out her wishes and for honoring her dream. Love to you and Kevin, Betty, Tom, Shannon and Jennifer|
|Gail Antolec||$100.00||2/26/2014||Run my friend. Miss you lots. See you soon!!!|
|Connie Fornea||$50.00||2/26/2014||Good Luck!|
|Kathryn Grimberg||$50.00||2/26/2014||Good luck Colleen! Love ya, Bill & Kathy|
|Melissa Trammell||$65.00||2/26/2014||Good luck!! Have fun!! Hope to see you in the next race. Love to you, Nicole and Kevin!!|
|Cyndi Clark||$35.00||1/19/2014||Wishing you perfect weather and a good run in honor of Nicole.|
|Lori Hawkins||$100.00||1/17/2014||You are a very strong women and Nicole would be so proud of you. Love you lots.|
|Terre Layton||$100.00||1/15/2014||Wishing you all the best for your race and admire your support for 'the cause.' Terre|
|Susan Coakley||$500.00||1/15/2014||Run Colleen Run!!!! Love, Zobe!|
|Teri Duff||$100.00||1/12/2014||So proud of you Colleen....Nicole was loved by so many, us included and we are honored to help you with her foundation. Hope to be there to help support you! Teri & Louis|