Racing for lung cancer research
The fourth annual Lungbuster 5K run/walk returns Sunday, both in-person and virtually
Last updated 10/6/2021 at 4:47pm
Amie Parker was stunned when her doctor told her the news.
For months, the mother of two and Mukilteo School District teacher was battling a persistent cough that seemed to defy diagnosis and treatment.
But after being referred to a lung specialist, Parker was informed she had stage 4 lung cancer.
More than four years later, Parker continues to fight the disease and to raise funds for lung cancer research through the annual Lungbuster 5K race. Parker was a nonsmoker and wasn't around second-hand smoke. She was a healthy 44-year-old active runner.
"I was young. Nobody thought it was goin...