In the News
Cristina was highlighted as an ABC 6 Hometown Hero
April 5, 2023
Advocacy Day In D.C.
March 24, 2023
Cristina travelled to Washington D.C. as a LUNG FORCE Hero to participating in the Lung Association’s LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day! She asked her members of Congress to support $51 billion in funding for NIH, $11.6 billion in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to support and protect Medicaid.
PHL17 In Focus Interview
October 25, 2021
A local woman who the American Lung Association calls a “hero,” Cristina Kalesse who is an Assistant Principal at Alexis I DuPont High School in Wilmington Delaware. She shares her story with us and how she is fundraising for the nonprofit and walking in memory of her husband who passed away from lung cancer. We hear what she has achieved that’s giving her national recognition. (Click image to view interview)
Family, friends support lung disease research, advovacy
Lung Force Donation reaches $40,000!
October 17, 2021
Cristina and her team, Warriors Never Quit, raised an astonishing $40,489 for the American Lung Association 2021 Lung Force Walk. The walk was held on October 17 in Rehoboth Beach. The team comprised of 36 members has walked since 2019, when Rob was first diagnosed with stage four Metastatic Lung Cancer. Over three years the teams has raised over $80,000.
ABC New Interview
October 15, 2021
Local Woman Turns Husband's tragic loss to Lung Cancer into a triumphant fundraising effort!
Rob KAlesse Memorial CLassic Advocacy Day
July 22, 2021
Rob Kalesse Memorial Classic board members Cristina Kalesse and Lynda Neef join the American Lung Association in Delaware to meet with staff from the offices of U.S. Senator Chris Coons and Senator Tom Carper to share our stories and ask them to make bold investments in a healthier future by cleaning up the air, curbing climate change, and ensuring everyone has access to affordable and quality healthcare.
Welcome 2020 RKMC golfers
See Cristina Kalesse welcome the golfers at last years 2020 Rob Kalesse Memorial Classic