Monday, March 7, 2011

A Race to Remember

'Race to Remember' a worthy event

Focus Daily News

5K celebrates beloved coach, raises awareness

CEDAR HILL—After more than two decades of service to the youth of Cedar Hill, Texas Coach David Milson will be remembered later this month as a 5K walk/run is held in his memory.

Coach David Milson spent 23 successful years coaching basketball at Cedar Hill High School with 676 career wins and two Class 5A state runner-ups in 2004 and 2009. Just weeks after his retirement in April 2010 he was shocked when diagnosed with lung cancer despite being a lifelong never-smoker. Despite a brave battle with lung cancer David Milson died on January 31, 2011 at the age of 53.

Rexanna's Foundation for Fighting Lung Cancer in partnership with Cedar Hill High School will host the “Run for a Purpose Legacy Run” in honor of David Milson on Saturday, March 26th at Cedar Hill High School.

This event will include a 5K walk/run, Kids K fun run, Health Fair and family fun including bounce houses and face painting. Immediately following the 5K a special dedication ceremony will take place in memory of David Milson. Please join us as we “Run for a Purpose” in David Milson’s memory to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research.

Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of men and women in the world. Lung cancer kills more than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined. Yet, lung cancer is largely ignored and is the least funded of all major cancer. You can “Run for a Purpose” to help change these statistics.

The event is aimed at raising public awareness throughout the country about the very real dangers of lung cancer and most importantly, the common misconceptions about the cancer. All proceeds from Run for a Purpose Legacy Run go towards college scholarships for students who have been impacted by cancer and for lung cancer research at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Please join us to “Run for a Purpose” to fight against the worlds leading cancer killer. For details and registration visit .

When – Saturday, March 26, 2011 8:15am
Where – Cedar Hill High School – Cedar Hill, Texas
Contact- Stephanie Kruger at
Registration –

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Stand Together

Public Health Threatened by Budget Cuts

We need your help. Right now, there is a major budget battle in Washington, DC and the health of our lungs and the air we breathe are at risk.

Last week, the House of Representatives passed a bill, called HR 1, which, if agreed to by the Senate, would result in massive budget cuts for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other agencies that help protect our lungs and general public health.

Although the American Lung Association acknowledges that the federal government has some really difficult decisions to make in trying to reduce spending, we also believe public health cannot be jeopardized. These budget cuts will have dire health consequences for all Americans, especially people with lung diseases, including lung cancer, asthma and emphysema.

HR 1 contains several cuts and provisions detrimental to public health:

• EPA's budget will be slashed by approximately one-third and the agency's ability to protect the public health from life-threatening air pollution will be severely limited.

• The CDC's budget will be reduced by 25 percent, limiting its ability to protect children from tobacco and severely hampering its ability to address diseases like asthma.

• The NIH budget will be cut by $1 billion—which means less research to find cures and treatments for diseases such as lung cancer, emphysema and asthma.

• Implementation of the Affordable Care Act will be blocked, meaning pregnant women enrolled in Medicaid will no longer be guaranteed help in quitting smoking; seniors will once again face the Medicare prescription drug "doughnut hole"; and children with asthma will again be denied coverage because of their pre-existing condition.

The Senate is expected to consider this funding bill when they return to Washington next week. We need your help. Send a strong message to your Senators that they must protect public health by restoring funding for these critical agencies, please send an email to your Senators now.

Please take a stand now!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Put your running shoes on!!

Rexanna's Foundation will be hosting two 5K & KidsK runs this Spring!

3/26/11 @ Cedar Hill High School - In Honor of David Hilson

4/2/11 @ McKinney North High School

Visit for more details!