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Lung Cancer

Free To Breathe Dayton
Free To Breathe Dayton

Dr. John Fleishman is an opthamologist practicing in Dayton. Fleishman lost his wife Dr. Jill Rosset to lung cancer in April of 2017. 

"My wife was a very smart woman but she had one weakness," he says. "And that was her weakness with cigarettes. She started smoking at the age of 15 and by the time I met her she was an addicted smoker. She promised me before we got married several times that she would quit smoking and she didn’t, and so I married her anyway."

On Saturday, September 16 Miami Valley residents will once again take part in Dayton Free to Breathe’s annual 5K Run/Walk to support lung cancer research.

The event moves to a new venue this year and will be held at The Dayton Raceway at Hollywood Gaming.

Kathleen Fennig, a lung cancer survivor, is the local event coordinator for Free to Breathe. She says her involvement with the organization is a direct result of her diagnosis.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 28, 2012 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with representatives from Free to Breathe Dayton about their mission and their upcoming Lung Cancer 5K and run/walk

- Poor Will's Almanack: October 23 - 29, 2012, by Bill Felker

- PoliticsOhio: Turner Stands On His Record For Reelection, Sequestration And Delphi, by Emily McCord

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 30, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews local lung cancer survivor Sara Jane Whitlock and Suzanne Albers from Free to Breathe Dayton

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Matthew Goodman

-In honor of Halloween, 3 scary stories from local horror hosts originally featured on the Halloween episode of Kaleidoscope