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<p>Children and adult runners race to the finish line during the 2012 Free to Breathe Dallas/Fort Worth Run/Walk.</p>

Children and adult runners race to the finish line during the 2012 Free to Breathe Dallas/Fort Worth Run/Walk.

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Free to Breathe champions lung cancer survival

Special to The Dallas Examiner

Lung cancer claims more lives in Texas than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. In addition, lung cancer’s five-year survival rate is only 16 percent, much lower than that of many other cancers. However, organizations like Free to Breathe has funded groundbreaking research necessary for making the dramatic breakthroughs in early detection and treatment that can save lives.