Team Loretta

The Gift of Life & Breath is dedicated to raising awareness and funding to support the critical research needed for early detection of lung cancer. Race founders Gary and Thelissa Zollinger learned firsthand the difficulties faced with a deadly cancer that is rarely diagnosed in its early stages.

It is the goal and intent of this event to offer a positive outreach to the community and give lung cancer the immediate attention it needs. Public awareness and support are both key factors in attracting the funding that is needed for this important endeavor.

Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the United States.

2011 Lung Cancer Statistics
• 221,130 newly diagnosed
• 156,940 deaths from lung cancer (85,600 among men and 71,340 among women), accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths.
• Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. More people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

The single biggest obstacle in advancing research for the early detection of lung cancer is financial support. Private gifts make it possible to accelerate the rate at which researchers can pursue their work. Support of this nature allows scientists to test new theories that otherwise cannot be explored. This initial research often leads to them receiving larger grants that allow them to continue their efforts.

Your gift could mean the difference between life and breath.
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Sorry it's late. Love the Flynns ~ Cathy Flynn

Hats off to Team Loretta!! ~ Norleen Norden

Stacy, wish that I could be with you for the walk. I would if I were still in Colorado. Good luck! ~ Ron Baalmann

Wish I could be there to walk with you, but I'll be with you in heart and spirit! ~ Margaret Wilbert

I hope you have a beautiful day for the walk. ~ Christy Marques

Best of luck to both of you! ~ Daniel Adank

Good Luck Stacy ~ George Goth

I LOVE YOU MOM ~ Stacy Tonelli

Created March 7, 2012

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Stacy Tonelli

Littleton, CO

  Mike Menard
  Chris Tonelli
  Stacy Tonelli
  Mark Tonelli
  Margaret Wainwright
  Debbie Treadway
  Paulette Wisch
  Ron Baalmann
  Beth Campbell
  Shelley Arnold