Family honors father during Hike for Lung Health

The Passaglia family, of Wheaton, walked with the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research's Team Sarcoidis to raise funds and awareness for the lung disease. They joined more than 800 people Sunday, September 25, for the fifth annual Hike for Lung Health. The event, hosted by Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, will raise more than $100,000 in support of 12 local lung health organizations.

Lung disease is the nation's third leading killer, affecting more than one million people in metropolitan Chicago alone. Hike for Lung Health proceeds support lung disease research, advocacy and education programs. Many of the walkers participated in honor or in memory of individuals affected by lung disease, and the Passaglias walked with their father Rick, who was diagnosed with sarcoidosis 13 years ago.

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