CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 200 cyclists are pedaling as far as 190 miles to help people battling lung disease. They're part of the Respiratory Health Association's 18th annual CowaLUNGa Bike Tour, which raises awareness and funds to fight lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The ride starts at Gurnee Mills Shopping Mall and goes to Hubertus, Wisc. Participants have the option to ride 18, 65, 130 or 190 miles over one, two or three days.
To date, CowaLUNGa has raised nearly $3 million for lung disease research and programs. Jennifer Ryan, member of the Respiratory Health Association Board of Directors, joined us live from Gurnee to explain how the ride will help people battling lung disease.
Respiratory Health Association's CowaLUNGa Bike Tour
Aug. 2, 2014, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Gurnee Shopping Mall, Parking lot G, Gurnee Mills, Ill.
Aug. 4, 2014, 2 to 4 p.m.
Camp Minikani, Hubertus, Wisc.
CowaLUNGa Bike Tour
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