11-Year-Old Honors Grandfather’s Memory By Raising Money For Cancer Research

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI)- Health experts say lung cancer claims more lives than breast, prostate, colon and kidney cancers combines, making it the clear leader among cancer deaths in America. Sixth grader Aiden Lurtz, of Cottleville, Missouri knows about the disease all to well. His grandfather lost his fight to the disease earlier this year.

Aiden wanted to keep his grandfather's memory alive and discovered "Free to Breathe St. Louis" and with the help of his parents, he formed Team Grandpa Stu with 14 family and friends from Cottleville and O’Fallon.

Free to Breathe St. Louis is a 5K walk that encourages the community to come together and raise awareness and support for lung cancer. If you would like more information on how you can help Aiden you can logo onto: