LEWISTON – To raise money to prevent lung cancer, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council held its 4th Annual Indoor Insanity 5K. It’s a fundraiser to pay for the installation of radon mitigation systems in low-income Maine households.
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the ground and can get trapped in homes and well waters. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and there are no warning signs. The only way to know is to test it, but for some, it can be too expensive.
“There really are no resources anywhere to be able to help them pay for that,” said Christine Crocker, the executive director of Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, “That’s why we do the indoor insanity 5K. We look at it like – we’re preventing lung cancer one lap at a time.”
The event had three rounds, where runners could choose an intensity level. The race also had a professionally chip-timed for accurate individual lap and finish times.
Although the event is already finished, those wanting to still help the cause can click HERE for more information.