MT. LAUREL, N.J. (CBS) — Hundreds are expected to walk along the Cooper River this Saturday, in memory of a local woman who raised money and understanding about lung cancer.
Quick question: what causes lung cancer? Smoking, right?
Not necessarily. Heather Saler of Mount Laurel never smoked. But she got lung cancer anyway.
And in the years before her death in 2008 at the age of 37, she founded an annual walk that has raised more than a half-million dollars for lung cancer research.
Her husband, Brad Saler, says Heather would have been proud of the impact her event has had on families touched by lung cancer.
“I know that what Heather has started has made a difference in many people’s lives over the years, that it has given people hope,” he tells KYW Newsradio. “It has provided them with a feeling that they are not alone.”
Registration for Saturday’s walk is 9am at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. More information is available at heatherswalk.com.
Reported by Mike DeNardo, KYW Newsradio 1060