Patty Ginsburg is a 14-year lung cancer survivor leading the charge for smoke-free air, health care coverage and research funding for Alaska.
Ginsburg puts her strong voice to use in Juneau by supporting legislation promoting lung health. She and her husband also started a Clean Air Challenge cycling team that has raised more than $110,000 for the American Lung Association in the last six years.
The American Lung Association has awarded Ginsburg the Volunteer of Excellence Award, which recognizes volunteers whose history or projects help increase the organization’s ability to achieve its mission and impact the community.
– Kelsey Fiedler, The Alaska 100