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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

October 19, 2021

American Lung Association’s 8th annual LUNG FORCE Walk Rehoboth held Oct. 17 at Bandstand

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.

You can still join me in calling your members of Congress to ask them to invest in a healthier future. Adding your voice can make a difference.

Rob Kalesse Memorial Classic is #1! 

July 20 at 7:22 PM


I am incredibly proud to share that our very own Cristina Kalesse, Team Captain of Warriors Never Quit, is the 𝐓𝐎𝐏 LUNG FORCE walk fundraiser 𝐈𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐘 for FY21!

I am so proud of the Rehoboth LUNG FORCE Walk - we are small but mighty. YOUR hard work truly makes a difference in the lives of those impacted by lung cancer and lung disease, including COVID-19.

Movies on Tap Donation 

May 13, 2021 Out and About Magazine and Harvey Hanna and Associates hosted a Movies on Tap night to benefit the Rob Kalesse Memorial Classic and the American Lung Association. The event raised $2,100! Thank you to all who came out and supported our cause. 

Welcome 2020 RKMC golfers 

See Cristina Kalesse welcome the golfers at last years 2020 Rob Kalesse Memorial Classic