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‘You’re a warrior.’ Carol Silva speaks at inaugural Lung Force Walk at Eisenhower Park

Former News 12 morning anchor Carol Silva - a two-time cancer survivor - was recognized at the opening ceremony.

News 12 Staff

Oct 7, 2023, 10:25 PM

Updated 255 days ago

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Saturday's rainy weather didn't stop more than 500 Long Islanders from participating in the first ever "Lung Force Walk" in East Meadow.
The American Lung Association-sponsored event at Eisenhower Park was intended to raise awareness and money for lung disease research and education.
Former News 12 morning anchor Carol Silva - a two-time cancer survivor - was recognized at the opening ceremony. She said that she wasn't surprised at the outpouring of support in the wet weather.
"When you fight cancer, you're a warrior. When you fight other lung diseases, you're a warrior, and the people who support you are warriors too. So it doesn't surprise me that everybody is here in the rain, what's a little rain?" Silva said.
Organizers hoped to raise more than $115,000.


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