Hundreds of people take part in the Radnor run to help those affected by lung disease – CBS Philly
RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) – It’s a mainline tradition. On Sunday, hundreds of people ran in the Radnor Run.
Participants help make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease.
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âIt’s awesome,â said Caroline Hutchinson, executive director of the American Lung Association. “It feels good to be here and to do an event in person safely.”
About 400 runners took part in the race.
âIt’s the American Lung Association, a great cause, and I feel great,â said Lee Covich, who competed in the race.
âWe have won the trophy for the past three years,â said Steve McMenamin of the DLL team.
McMenamin, from South Carolina, flew in this Halloween to lead his team of 54 runners to another victory.
He says that the real victory is to maintain mental and physical health.
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âWe encourage our members to invest in themselves,â he said. âIt’s a great opportunity to get out there, go for a run and do something for yourself. Invest in yourself, invest in the community.
The group is seeking to raise $ 12,000 to support research into lung disease and lung cancer.
In 2021, the American Lung Association is launching a major initiative to fight COVID-19.
âOver the next three years, we plan to raise $ 25 million and spend it on COVID research and research against other rasping pandemics,â Hutchinson said.
The kids also competed in the Halloween run in costumes, including one who was an Eagles cheerleader.
âWe are running to help kids with lung cancer,â said one child.
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If Sunday’s participation sets a precedent for future races and research, we are on the right track.