Run for Lungs helps fight cancer - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Run for Lungs helps fight cancer

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
  • Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:28 GMT
    Imaya FreeloveImaya Freelove
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Hundreds of runners are expected tomorrow morning to take part in the Second Annual Run For Your Lungs road race at Lake Blackshear. 

Organizers are excited to raise awareness of the deadliest cancer, lung cancer.

Former Atlanta Falcon and long time NFL star Chris Draft knows firsthand the impact of lung cancer. His wife Keasha died in December from lung cancer.

She was never a smoker.  Draft and race organizers want South Georgians to join South Georgians in the fight against lung cancer.

"Raising money to help research and at the same time raising awareness so that people can understand it," said Chris Draft, Former NFL Player

"Nobody ever talks about it. It's a very unpopular cancer to support, because of the smoking association.  But it is the most deadly and we need support and research dollars," said Shelia Knight, Run For Your Lungs Organizer.

The Run for your Lungs starts at 9:30 Saturday morning at the Grill near the Lake Blackshear Resort and everyone is invited to learn more about lung cancer.

You can learn more about Chris Draft's fight against lung cancer, by clicking here.

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.