Welcome to Erica's personal Lungs 'n Roses Page!
Welcome to my Lungs 'n Roses page. I’m crushed to have to edit this page.
For those who don’t know, it’s with a heavy heart and profound sadness, that I share the news that our co-captain, Tammi Fisher, passed away on September 18th. She was 54 years young and will always be remembered as an amazing woman, mother, wife, daughter, sister and friend. She spent the last four years of her life fighting to kick cancer with more grace and dignity than anyone could imagine.
When I was diagnosed with a rare non-smokers neuroendocrine lung cancer two years after Tammi our 20 year friendship took on a whole new meaning. We poured over research together and she taught me how to persevere. She became my role model. She left no stone unturned, her tenacity never ended. She never took no for answer and she showed all of us how we could do it too.
Together we formed Lungs 'n Roses to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research and treatment. We want to flip the outlook of lung cancer. While the diagnosis may be daunting, we want to make others aware that there is a path for them. We want to turn the outcome upside down. Instead of a "death sentence," we wanted to let everyone know that we would survive with our whole life ahead of us. Tammi left us way too soon. It’s up to us to carry on her fight.Please join our team and Tammi’s family and friends who will continue to fight to make a difference.
Tammi Fisher is our Lungs ’n Roses hero. Winship’s Dr. Suresh Ramalingham called Tammi “an extraordinary individual and a great friend of Winship.” Please honor her and run (or walk) with us on race day. Click on "join my team" on the ride side of this page.
With heartfelt thanks,
P.S. I hope everyone on the team will order and wear the new '17 black Lungs 'n Roses shirts - we have womens tanks and mens short sleeves in dri-fit material. Shirts are $15 each or free with each $250 and above donation to Winship. I'm making a small change to the design and will share with you as soon as I get a proof! If you'd like a shirt please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your size. Venmo preferred!
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