June 8 marked 10 years since my father passed from lung cancer. It’s hard to believe how quickly time can pass. It seems like just yesterday he and I were fishing together or discussing life. Since his passing, my family and a local Pennsylvania committee coordinate a 5k Walk & Fun Run in his memory which raises funds for lung cancer research and awareness. The proceeds benefit the Lungevity Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit to fund and raise awareness for lung cancer. According to recent studies, one in 14 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime; it is my hope with our annual event that we as a committee and the participants and donors of the walk can educate the public and offer an outlet for comfort for caregivers and survivors as well.
My mother and the entire committee have been busy getting everything together. The grand raffle is full of fantastic prizes, and we are slowly but surely getting closer to our $20,000 goal daily. The event will be held in Northeastern Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 23. If you’re in the Northeast and would like to participate, or if you can donate toward our fundraising goal, it would be greatly appreciated. I’m fundraising in memory of my Dad, but anyone who has been touched by cancer of all types is encouraged to donate if they can by clicking on this link, www.lungevity.org/nepa. Once we can find a cure for one type of cancer, it may lead the way for positive influence toward curing all types of cancer down the road.
As a frequent traveler, I think it is great to try to give back in small ways wherever possible. Lungevity Foundation is the nonprofit I am most involved in presently, but I’d like to hear more about what fuels others’ involvement with nonprofits. Do you donate or participate based on the need, the cause or is it fueled by a personal connection? Every act of kindness has a great effect on the world; continue to do your part wherever possible.
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Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.
As harmful to the environment as air travel is, some airports are taking measures to become more environmentally conscious. One example is Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where an adjacent solar farm powers certain airport operations.
United Airlines announces a number of new routes.
TAP Air Portugal is adding 15 new weekly flights from the United States and Canada by summer 2020, a new record for the carrier of 71 weekly flights between North America and Portugal.