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Tommy Savoca Runs Like the Wind Heritage Race 2010.

Tommy Savoca Runs Like the Wind Heritage Race 2010.

    Last September,  my father Michael Savoca, passed away from Pulmonary Fibrosis.  A lung disease that nobody in my family had heard of.  My dad told us that the doctors told him that he would live for many years with this disease and he would actually most likely pass away from somethng else before Pulmonary Fibrosis would catch up with him. That was in March of 2009, only six short months before he passed away.  My family saw first hand what Pulmonary Fibrosis can do to somebody in such short time.  We also saw how little the medical field actually knows about this disease that scars your lungs and makes it impossible to breathe. 

   This is why my brothers and sisters, with the help of my mother and four of my father's closest friends, and I have started the Michael P. Savoca Memorial Foundation.  Our goal is to raise money and awareness for this horrific disease.  Most of our donations will be donated to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to help research cures and treatments for this disease that seems to be a mystery to most.  My biggest goal is to make sure no other families have to go through what mine did and lose someone they love way too soon.

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