Chip Interviewed by The Hill

1 Nov

In anticipation of tomorrow’s Breathe Deep DC walk, organized by LUNGevity, Chip recently was interviewed by The Hill: Former Senate staffer and lung cancer survivor laces up for 5k race.

An excerpt:

He may not be making a mad dash during the LUNGevity Foundation’s Breathe Deep DC 5K in Washington this weekend, but to former Senate staffer Chip Kennett, the fact that he’s lacing up at all is a reason to celebrate.

“I’m not back to running yet but I hope to get there and I’ll be able walk this 5K hopefully without any issues except maybe some chilly weather, that’s about it,” he says with a laugh. …

And the dad to four-year-old Joe, and daughter Crosby, who turns two next month, is urging supporters to join him on Sunday morning at the Washington Monument to help “bring more awareness to this disease.”

“It’s not just a smoker’s disease,” Kennett says, “It’s the deadliest form of cancer and it’s going to remain that way until we can increase awareness and funding to combat it. And we’re making great strides so we just need to continue that fight.”

Read the full article on The Hill.

Huge thanks to all who have supported our Breathe Deep team and to everyone who will be walking with us. 5K, here we come!

– Sheila


3 Responses to “Chip Interviewed by The Hill”

  1. hallk414 November 1, 2014 at 2:54 PM #

    Could not be more proud or supportive !!! Love, Susie

  2. Nancy peavy November 1, 2014 at 3:04 PM #

    A family of Rockstars led by Chip and that fabulous Sheila.

  3. Jane Abbott MacDonald November 2, 2014 at 10:06 AM #

    Chip, I am so proud of the man you have become. You are truly amazing. I have religiously followed your posts, prayed for you and your family, lit candles all around the world, and have shared your story with many of my young colleagues who are facing this horrible disease. I applaud your determination! Thinking of you always, Jane

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