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Annual Walk For Lung Cancer Awareness is Saturday Morning in Pennsauken, NJ

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(Registration for Heather's Walk 2011.  File photo provided)

(Registration for Heather’s Walk 2011. File photo provided)

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By Mike DeNardo

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) — Hundreds are gathering along the Cooper River on Saturday morning to walk in memory of a Mt. Laurel woman who raised awareness about lung cancer.

Heather Saler never smoked, but she was diagnosed with lung cancer.  And she wanted to let others diagnosed with lung cancer know that they were not alone.

In 2004 she founded “Heather’s Walk” along the Cooper River, to raise money to battle the disease that four years later would claim her life at the age of 37.

Her husband, Brad Saler, says eight previous walks have raised $600,000 for lung cancer research.

“Heather would be proud.  Her vision was to one day have a walk during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which is November, where everyone can get together and support each other,” he said today.

Registration is at 9am.  The walk starts at 10am, at Jack Curtis Stadium in Pennsauken.

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