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Lung Cancer Alliance Announces New Endurance Training Team

Washington, DC [March 5, 2010] -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced the launch of Team Lung Love (TLL), an endurance sports training program focused exclusively on raising awareness and support for lung cancer.

Inspired by lung cancer survivors and their families who run road races on behalf of organizations across the country, LCA formed Team Lung Love.  The first official race with a Team is the Cox Rhode Races (www.coxrhoderaces.com) on May 2, 2010 in Providence, Rhode Island.  This event features the Cox Sports Marathon, half marathon and a 5K.  Marathoners, novice runners and walkers of all levels and ages from across New England and as far away as Texas have already joined the team!  

“Team Lung Love has become a rallying point for many runners across the country,” said Team Coordinator Julia Gaynor who lost her mother to lung cancer.  “When I start to cramp up or don’t want to finish a run, I think about who I am running for—those living with lung cancer—and I am motivated to finish strong.  I know it is the same for most of us on the Team.”

Team Lung Love Volunteer Coordinator and LCA-Massachusetts Co-chair, Diane Legg shares the sentiment.  “Since my lung cancer diagnosis five and a half years ago, I have run in many races, but this is the most special.  My son will be running the half marathon with me and our family will be on the sidelines cheering us on.  It’s going to be a great day!”

The Cox Rhode Races will be the first of many events providing an opportunity for survivors and all those touched by the disease to add their voices to the lung cancer movement while bringing hope and compassion to millions.

Together we can and will make a difference -- one mile at a time! There is still time to sign up for the half marathon. You can also join the Team as a volunteer over race weekend!  To register for the race or to volunteer go to the official Team Lung Love website: www.teamlunglove.kintera.org.

The Third Annual Cox Rhode Races will be held Sunday, May 2, 2010 in downtown Providence, RI.  Produced by Eident Sports Marketing (www.eidentsports.com), this unique event features the Cox Sports Marathon, half marathon and 5K.  For more information visit: www.coxrhoderaces.com.

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