Running for Mike
McKeehans and friends carry on dad’s Bloomsday tradition, raise money to fight lung diseases
For Mike McKeehan, running was a passion.
So much so that the former Cheney City Councilman and long time resident who passed away last July was known as a “perennial” – someone who had run in every single Bloomsday race since the event began in 1976. Thirty-six in all – and his family hope others will join with them to make it 37 for a special cause.
McKeehan passed away July 19 due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis, a disease scarring the lung tissue and damaging the air sacs, alveoli, so that it’s difficult for the lungs to transfer oxygen to the bloodstream, starving th...