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updated: 8/7/2012 5:02 PM

Lung cancer walk in Rolling Meadows Saturday

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Submitted by John Speck

The family of Marty Speck Rubin will be hosting a walk to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research in Rolling Meadows on Saturday, August 11.

Rubin died in April 2011 after a 20-month battle with lung cancer, but while she fought she was determined to raise awareness for her condition.

In 2010, while Rubin was undergoing treatment for lung cancer at her home in Pawley's Island, S.C. she organized a Free to Breathe walk called Tuni's Triumph -- a nickname given to her by a niece and nephew years earlier.

This third annual walk will be the first event in Rolling Meadows, where Rubin grew up and where her mother Mary Speck has lived for more than 50 years.

Tuni's Triumph 3 starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Flory's Park on Campbell Drive in Rolling Meadows. The walk will be approximately a three mile loop through the area near where Rubin grew up ending back at Flory's Park.

To register for the walk -- there is $15 registration fee -- or make a donation you can visit the website. (

All proceeds will go to the Free to Breathe organization to fund research and awareness for lung cancer. Registration is also available the day of the walk.

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