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By David Pan 

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

Photo courtesy of Lisa Wilson

Amie Parker, with husband Tony and sons Luke and Noah, participated in the 2019 Lungbuster race.

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...

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