LUNGevity lost a very special person with the passing of Monica Barlow, public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles. Monica was a friend, a survivor, and an extraordinary ally in the daily battle our organization and others fight against this disease.
The pain of losing her is fresh and sharp, but what we will remember always is the indomitable courage she showed as she battled lung cancer. She was determined that her life would not be defined by lung cancer, and in living her life to the fullest extent possible she inspired countless others to do the same. She selflessly gave of her time and energy to help people understand the reality of lung cancer and to raise money for critical research that can stop the disease from extracting the terrible toll it takes every year.
Surely part of Monica’s legacy lies in the hope she believed in, and provided. Hope that one day we will live in a world where no one, let alone a healthy, vital, athletic 32 year old, will end up dying far too soon from lung cancer. Hope that we will marshal the energy, resources and will to make lung cancer a national priority. Monica invested herself in that hope. We are making progress toward that vision, and that progress is in no small measure attributable to courageous people like Monica.
Our hearts go out to Monica’s husband Ben, her family, friends and colleagues.
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