Lung Cancer Events | Lung Cancer Walks
Lung Cancer Fundraisers | Lung Cancer Runs


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  Lung Cancer is a devastating disease. Funding to develop improved screening, treatments and cures has been and continues to be woefully inadequate. We need to work together to improve awareness which in turn will hopefully lead to more support for requests for state and federal funds.

The purpose of this site is to provide all Lung Cancer event listings in one place. There are many worthwhile non-profit lung cancer advocacy sites but none list ALL the organized activities and some only list their own events.

Please find an event in your area and lend it your support. If there is no event, start your own. All these events started with just a few people. Many event organizers will help you with information about how to start an event. Your event doesn't need to raise money - raising awareness and assembling a mailing list for lobbying your representatives is just as useful a goal. If a state is not linked above, it has no event at this time. It sure would be great to see a dozen or more awareness events in every single state.
  • Number of Deaths, Five-Year-Survival-Rate: Lung cancer will remain the #1 cancer killer this year, claiming over 150,000 American lives: three times as many men as prostate cancer, nearly twice as many women as breast cancer. More people will die from lung cancer this year than from breast, prostate, colon, leukemia, ovarian and cervical cancers - combined.

  • This deadly disease has taken the lives of over 2,500,000 Americans since 2000. Of this number, over one million of these people never smoked or had quit smoking, often decades ago. This simply cannot be viewed as a 'smoker's disease'. That is not to say that smoker's 'deserve' lung cancer. How did smokers become 'victims' while the tobacco companies continue to make billions in profits? There is no legally available additive drug like cigarettes. People are allowed to get hooked, told to quit and then allowed to die with few treatment options available.
If you want to read all the news about lung cancer research every week, subscribe to the email newsletter produced by the Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program. There are a few such newsletters but none of them are nearly as informative and inmpressive as the emailer compiled by Cindy Langhorne, CAPS Program Director.

Lung Cancer Screenings: The Lung Cancer Alliance has compiled a helpful set of links to screening centers throughout the USA. The best chance for beating lung cancer comes from early detection...these screening programs are extremely worthwhile: List Of Screening Centers.

A final note about this list: I leave event information on the site long after many have occurred so new visitors can learn about past events in their locations that are often repeated annually. Please do make careful note of the year of the listing of interest.





ALABAMA


Breathe Deep Mobile
Hank Aaron Stadium
755 Bolling Brothers Blvd.
Mobile
2017-03-11

Breathe Deep Mobile, a 5K Walk and Fun Run, is a grassroots event brought together by LUNGevity and Tonya Vankirk who lost her father, Fred "Buddy" Johnson, to lung cancer 2 years ago. Tonya; her husband, Lewis; and their children, Hunter, Matthew, Colt, and Raine; along with her mother, Mildred Johnson, are bringing together the Mobile community to support this critical cause that has affected their family so deeply.


ARIZONA


Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk.Run. in Tempe, AZ
101 W. Baselined Road
Tempe
2017-02-26

Please join us for the 7th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Tempe, AZ 5K on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Kiwanis Park! Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Each event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including music, 5K event awards and more.


Breathe Deep Phoenix
Kiwanis Park - North Soccer Field
5203 S. Ash Avenue
Tempe
2017-10-29

Breathe Deep Phoenix is a grassroots event founded in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. In its eighth year, Breathe Deep Phoenix continues to honor lung cancer survivors in the local community, remember loved ones lost to lung cancer, and provide hope to lung cancer patients and their families. The event has grown to attract hundreds of participants each year and has raised more than $160,000 since its inception.


CA


CARS FOR LUNG CANCER
Meadow Vista
2017-07-29

Grassroots


CALIFORNIA


Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk.Run. in Los Angeles, CA
120 Via Verde Drive
San Dimas
2017-02-12

Please join us for the 6th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk/Run. This year we are joining forces with the Schmidt Legacy Foundation and combining their annual Gary R. Schmidt Memorial “Rise for a Cure” Walk/Run with our annual Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run. What happens when two foundations passionate about finding a cure for lung cancer join forces with YOU, our fired-up participants and supporters? Life-changing, difference-making results! Our goal is to raise over $125,000 for critical clinical research while you get a walk/run in the park – plus lots of family-fun activities including a kids' dash, music and more. Patients and survivors will have a chance to talk and share their stories. There will be an opportunity to hear from and speak with physicians, scientists and other lung cancer experts. It will be a day of fun and celebration as we gather together and Rise for a Cure! Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! We look forward to seeing you on February 12!


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Sacramento
2017-04-22

Walk/Run Series


TINKER BELL HALF MARATHON WEEKEND
Disneyland Resort
2017-05-11

All Day Endurance


DRIVE IT OFF THE EARTH GOLF TOURNAMENT
Millbrae
2017-06-12

Grassroots


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
San Diego
2017-08-06

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
San Francisco
2017-09-24

Walk/Run Series


Breathe Deep Amador
Italian Picnic Grounds
581 CA-49, Sutter Creek
Sutter Creek
2017-10-28

Breathe Deep Amador is a 5K walk, fun run and carnival planned and managed by a small group of volunteers in Amador County whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer. After starting small with local fundraisers in 2012, Breathe Deep Amador hopes to see tremendous growth in 2017.


HEALDSBURG WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON
Healdsburg
2017-10-29

All Day Endurance


Breathe Deep San Diego
De Anza Cove Park
3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego
2017-11-04

Breathe Deep San Diego: Patricia Marsh Memorial Walk & Fun Run is a grassroots event founded in 2012 to honor a mother who was taken too soon by lung cancer and to give a voice to those affected by the disease. In its sixth year, Breathe Deep San Diego continues to honor lung cancer survivors in the local community, remember loved ones lost to lung cancer, and provide hope to lung cancer patients and their families, in addition to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. The event has grown to attract hundreds of participants each year and has raised $135,000 since its inception.


COLORADO


Step4Life
Adams County Fairgrounds
9755 Henderson Rd
Brighton
2017-04-23

Step4Life is a timed 10k, 5K race and 5k walk that raises money for lung cancer.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Denver
2017-10-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


CONNECTICUT


LUNG FORCE Walk Hartford
Great River Park
301 E River Dr, East Hartford, CT 06108
East Hartford
2017-06-04

At the LUNG FORCE Walk, our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together, against lung cancer – and for lung health. Join the American Lung Association on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Great River Park. Our event features LUNG FORCE Heroes and their families, interactive educational areas, fun games and activities, and a 2 mile scenic walk. For more information and to register, visit ACTION.LUNG.ORG/HARTFORDWALK or email us at CTLUNGFORCE@LungNE.org Volunteer opportunities are available for this event.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Hartford
2017-10-08

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


Breathe Deep DC
Washington Monument (at the Sylvan Theatre), The National Mall
15th Street and Independence Ave, SW
Washington
2017-11-05

Breathe Deep DC was started by Jerry Sorkin, a Bethesda father of two, who was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2007. With the help of LUNGevity Foundation, Sorkin and his friends created Breathe Deep DC, a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. The first Breathe Deep DC was held in November 2009. In seven years, the event has hosted thousands of participants and raised over $1 million. Breathe Deep DC provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals affected by lung cancer to be with others and to feel the power of a community coming together to remember lives lost and to support those fighting the disease. The course is stroller, wheel-chair and pet and bicycle friendly.


FLORIDA


Run Amuck with the Duck 5K Walk.Run. in Gainesville, FL
6500 W. Newberry Road
Gainesville
2017-03-04

Please join survivor Caren Gorenberg and Crackers the Duck, MD for the 8th Annual Run Amuck with the Duck on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Each event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including a kids' dash, music, food, 5K event awards and more. Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure!


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Hollywood
2017-09-17

Walk/Run Series


Breathe Deep Boca Raton
11200 Park Access Rd.
Boca Raton
2017-11-04

This event is organized by a group of individuals who all have something in common - they have lost a loved one to lung cancer. Their mission is to provide hope and strength to others to not give up. They honor those heroes who have gone before and at the same time celebrate those that are winning their battle. Originally, Breathe Deep Pompano Beach was started by Frank and Lori Wannop in 2011, it now continues in Boca Raton as Breathe Deep Boca Raton. The committee has now grown to include Stuart Cohen and Heather Hollaway-Wilson and they work together on the 2016 event to provide hope for the community.


GEORGIA


Breathe Deep Atlanta
TBD
Atlanta
2017-05-06

Breathe Deep Atlanta is a grassroots event founded in 2009 to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. In its eighth year, Breathe Deep Atlanta continues to honor lung cancer survivors in the local community, remember loved ones lost to lung cancer, and provide hope to lung cancer patients and their families. The event has grown to attract hundreds of participants each year and has raised nearly $200,000 since its inception.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Atlanta
2017-05-07

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Atlanta
Piedmont Park
400 Park Drive NE
Atlanta
2017-05-15

Breathe Deep Atlanta is a 5k untimed walk/fun run to raise money for critical lung cancer research, education, and support. The course is located at Piedmont Park and is stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly, and pet friendly.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Athens
2017-11-11

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


GERMANY


BERLIN MARATHON
Berlin
2017-09-24

All Day Endurance


ILLINOIS


Breathe Deep North Shore
Deerfield High School
1959 Waukegan Rd. , Deerfield
Northshore
2017-04-23

Breathe Deep North Shore is a 5K Fun Run, 2-mile Walk and Balloon Launch to raise crucial funds for lung cancer research. It is a fun and meaningful morning when we unite as one community in the fight against lung cancer.The morning's soundtrack will be provided by HYPE Productions. Activities will include massages, a photo booth, and games for kids. Refreshments will also be served. A professional photographer will be on hand to shoot team portraits. This memorable event will take place rain or shine! Sorry, no pets are allowed on the DHS campus


Breathe Deep Kankakee
Kankakee Civic Auditorium
803 S. 8th Street
Kankakee
2017-05-13

Breathe Deep Kankakee was started in 2009 by Tammy Johnson in support of her mother, Wanda, after Wanda was diagnosed with lung cancer. Sadly, Wanda lost her battle with lung cancer in 2011. Tammy and her daughter, Alexis, hope to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help end lung cancer so that no one else has to bear the loss that they have. Breathe Deep Kankakee is a 5K (3-mile) untimed walk and fun run to raise money for critical lung cancer research. The course is friendly to strollers, wheelchairs, and pets (as long as they are cleaned up after!). There will be a raffle and awards will be given to top fundraisers!


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Chicago
2017-05-21

Walk/Run Series


Breathe Deep Du Page
Naperville Riverwalk
Grand Pavilion
Naperville
2017-09-10

Breathe Deep DuPage is an untimed 3/4 mile or 1.5 mile walk/fun run around the scenic Naperville Riverwalk. The course is friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and pets (as long as they are kept on a leash and cleaned up after).


CHICAGO MARATHON
Chicago
2017-10-08

All Day Endurance


Breathe Deep Busse Woods
Busse Woods Forest Preserve
1900 Davidson Street
Busse Woods
2017-11-11

Breathe Deep Busse Woods is a 5K and 10K timed run and a 5K untimed walk to raise money for critical lung cancer research, education, and support. Awards will be given to the top 3 fundraising teams, the top 3 individual fundraisers, and for various running achievements. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the course. Refreshments will be provided. Be sure to bring a photo of your loved one for our lung cancer honor wall.


INDIANA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Indianapolis
2017-09-24

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


IO


Breathe Deep Des Moines
Raccoon River Park
2500 Grand Avenue, West Des Moines
Des Moines
2017-06-17

The inaugural Breathe Deep Des Moines event was started by Hannah and Brad Pleima in honor of Hannah's sister, Heidi Everley. Heidi had been diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2010 at the age of 35. She became passionate about the LUNGevity organization, creating a team and raising money for another LUNGevity event. After she passed away in November 2011, Hannah and Brad were looking for a way to become more involved in the organization and realized that there were not yet any LUNGevity events in Iowa.


IOWA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Central Iowa
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


KENTUCKY


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Lexington
2017-11-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


LOUISIANA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk Southwest Louisiana
Lake Charles
2017-03-25

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Lafayette
2017-09-30

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


MARYLAND


Breathe Deep Columbia
Town Center
Columbia
2017-04-22

Breathe Deep Columbia, a 5K Walk and Fun Run, is a grassroots event organized by Michael Osborne, a lung cancer survivor.


Free To Breathe Yoga
Baltimore
2017-08-20

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Baltimore
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Baltimore
2017-09-16

Breathe Deep Baltimore is a walk in special memory of Monica Barlow, public relations director for the Baltimore Orioles. Monica was a friend, a survivor, and an extraordinary ally in our movement to improve the survivorship of lung cancer.


MASSACHUSETTS


SENSATIONAL 60S SING OUT! 2017
Boston
2017-04-27

Grassroots


LUNG FORCE Walk Boston Presented by Lahey Health
139 Tremont Street
Boston Common
Boston
2017-05-11

The third annual LUNG FORCE Walk Boston presented by Lahey Health is a 2.1 mile casual stroll around Boston Common. Join the force of many to share your voice against lung cancer and for lung health. Activities include interactive mission tents, Zumba, music, food and a kids corner! All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. You must register ahead of time and fundraising is encouraged. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a T-shirt and a wristband that will grant you access to the food tent. LUNG FORCE is a new initiative from the American Lung Association to help raise awareness for lung cancer and lung disease while also raising funds for research, education and advocacy.


LUNG FORCE Walk Boston Presented by Lahey Health
139 Tremont Street
Boston
2017-05-11

The third annual LUNG FORCE Walk Boston presented by Lahey Health will take place on Thursday, May 11th on the Boston Common. Walkers will participate in mission tents at walkers village and then set off on a 2 mile casual stroll around the common. Funds raised will benefit lung cancer and lung disease research, education and advocacy efforts. You can register or donate at action.lung.org/boston


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Chelmsford
2017-09-17

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Boston
DCR's Baxter Park
Boston
2017-11-04

In 2006, two long-time lung cancer survivors, the late Rich Kaufman and the late Geri Norris, with the support of a small group of family, friends and volunteers also touched by lung cancer, started the first walk in Boston. Since then, this grassroots movement has successfully drawn thousands of participants and raised over $1.5 Million for lung cancer research, education, and support resources and advocacy for those affected by lung cancer. All walk proceeds have been for the benefit of LUNGevity Foundation, and we in the BREATHE DEEP BOSTON community are proud that Boston institutions, their physicians and scientists, are so well represented in the foundation's history of investment in research projects across the country.


MICHIGAN


Breathe Deep South Lyon
McHattie Park
300 Dorothy St.
South Lyon
2017-05-20

Breathe Deep South Lyon, a 5K Walk and Fun Run, is a grassroots event led by Gina Bono in memory of her husband, Joe Bono, who passed away from lung cancer in March of 2012. When Joe was diagnosed in 2003, he was given a 5% chance to live 5 years. Because of his tireless efforts to get the best treatments and enroll in various clinical trials, Joe extended his life and beat the odds.


Breathe Deep Michigan
Booth Park, Old Woodward Ave and Harmon St.
Birmingham
2017-06-03

Breathe Deep Michigan is a grassroots event founded in 2012 to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. In its sixth year, Breathe Deep Michigan continues to honor lung cancer survivors in the local community, remember loved ones lost to lung cancer, and provide hope to lung cancer patients and their families. The event has grown to attract hundreds of participants each year and has raised $320,000 since its inception.


MISSOURI


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
St. Louis
2017-09-30

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Kansas City
2017-10-29

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Kansas City
Liberty Memorial
100 West 26th Street
Kansas City
2017-11-05

Formally the Lung Hill Run, Breathe Deep Kansas City is a 5K walk and fun run to raise funds for critical lung cancer research and support.


NEVADA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Las Vegas
2017-05-20

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


NEW JERSEY


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Northern
2017-10-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Jersey Shore
2017-10-21

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep South Jersey
Cooper River Park - Jack Curtis Stadium
101 Park Blvd, Cherry Hill
Pennsauken
2017-11-04

Breathe Deep South Jersey was founded in 2004 and is the longest running lung cancer walk in southern New Jersey. In its 14th year, the event continues to honor lung cancer survivors in the local community, remember loved ones lost to lung cancer, and provide hope to lung cancer patients and their families, in addition to raising critical funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. Breathe Deep South Jersey has grown to attract hundreds of participants each year and has raised more than $700,000 since its inception.


NEW MEXICO


Free To Breath Bike Ride
Albuquerque
2017-04-02

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


NEW YORK


The Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Twelfth Annual Strides for Life
Southampton Cultural Center
Southamoton
2017-08-23

Strides for Life is a three-mile fun run/walk benefiting the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRFTM ), the leading nonprofit organization focused on supporting lung cancer research. Our mission is to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.


Breathe Deep CNY
Long Branch Park
371 Long Branch Road, Syracuse
Liverpool
2017-09-17

Breathe Deep CNY is a grassroots event that was started 10 years ago by the family of Brenda Shue. Brenda was a very warm, family-centered person who was only 49 years old when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She fought hard for her life but ultimately succumbed to this disease.Many of the volunteers who make this event possible do so because they have friends and family members who have been affected by lung cancer and would like to help others by raising much-needed lung cancer research dollars.


Breathe Deep Albany
The Crossings of Colonie Park
580 Albany Shaker Road
Albany
2017-10-01

Breathe Deep Albany is an untimed 5K walk/fun run around the scenic Crossings of Colonie Park. The course is friendly to wheelchairs, strollers, and pets (as long as they are kept on a leash). Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided. Awards will be given to the top fundraiser and largest team. We will have a lung cancer survivor and medical speaker, activities for kids as well as a silent auction.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Lake George
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Brooklyn
2017-10-22

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep NYC
Pier 63
New York
2017-10-28

Breathe Deep NYC, a 3K Walk, began in 2006 as an event with only a few hundred participants, planned and managed by a small group of talented individuals, is now one of the foundation's largest and most impactful community events, attracting over 1,500 participants annually throughout the New York Metro Region.


NYC MARATHON
New York
2017-11-05

All Day Endurance


OHIO


Breathe Deep Toledo
Swan Creek Preserve
4659 Airport Hwy
Toledo
2017-04-23

Breathe Deep Toledo is a grassroots 5K walk and fun run founded by the family of Ellen Adler, a never-smoker who was diagnosed with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer and died of this awful disease only 15 months later. Like many of us, Ellen was surprised to discover that 60% of lung cancer patients either never smoked or had already quit. After diagnosis, Ellen entered into a clinical trial that extended her life and increased her ability to function while living with the disease. LUNGevity funds research into the development of treatments for lung cancer patients with genetic mutations, such as Ellen's immunotherapy trial, as well as services like their Clinical Trials Ambassadors program, which encourages patient participation in these critical studies. Ellen's family wants to motivate people in her hometown of Toledo to help fund LUNGevity's lifesaving research, education, and support so that others don't have to go through what she did. Help us improve the survivorship of lung cancer - for all our families! The course is stroller, wheelchair, bicycle, and pet friendly.


Breathe Deep Newark
Rotary Park Pavilion
925 Sharon Valley Road
Newark
2017-05-13

Breathe Deep Newark was created in memory of Jean Mellars, mother of seven, who discovered she had lung cancer too late to do anything about it. One of her daughters became involved with LUNGevity Foundation in Chicago and brought the event to Newark not only to honor her mother's memory, but to raise awareness in the hope that others impacted by lung cancer (1 in 15 Americans!) have a better understanding of the facts, and to raise funds for research and early detection techniques.


Breathe Deep Cleveland
Forest Picnic Area Shelter in North Chagrin Reservation
Cleveland Metro Park Dr, Mayfield
Cleveland
2017-06-17

Before Cara McManus passed away at the age of 36, on April 24, 2015, she founded Breathe Deep Cleveland, a family 5K walk and fun run and bicycle event. Cara, who had been diagnosed with stage IV ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer just one year earlier, was an active cyclist and never-smoker. Carrying on the event in her memory in 2015 and 2016 was chairperson Harriet Bauer, who lost her mother, Lois, to lung cancer in 2009. While Cara's and Lois' outcomes were tragic, there is so much good news about lung cancer research. Matt Hinzay, a Cleveland resident, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2011 when he was just 24 years old. Because of new treatments available, including clinical trials, Matt is hopeful for his future. LUNGevity Foundation provides significant funding for emerging lung cancer therapies. Breathe Deep Cleveland contiues on for the third year in memory of Cara, Lois, and all those we have lost to lung cancer and in hope for all of those who are currently fighting. 100% of the proceeds of the event will go to LUNGevity Foundation for lung cancer research, education, and support. Help us improve survivorship of lung cancer - for all of our families!


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Dayton
2017-10-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Columbus
Scioto Autobon Park
400 West Whittier Street
Columbus
2017-10-21

Jose Rodriguez, Breathe Deep Columbus Event Coordinator, is a lung cancer survivor and advocate. Jose is creating an event for people like himself, who have been affected by lung cancer, to come together to raise funds for research. With your help, there is hope!


Breathe Deep Cincinnati
Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park
Next to the Montgomery Inn Boathouse
Cincinnati
2017-11-04

Breathe Deep Cincinnati is a 1-mile or 5K fun run/walk with the goal of uniting Cincinnati and the surrounding communities in raising awareness and critical funding for lung cancer research and support. Breathe Deep Cincinnati is a grassroots event put on by four women who have lost parents to this horrible disease. The morning will be filled with inspiration as we run/walk along Cincinnati's riverfront at The Theodore M. Berry International Friendship Park. Refreshments will be provided, a professional photographer will be on hand and music will be playing to energize the crowd. This memorable event will take place rain or shine. Kids are welcome! The course is friendly to strollers, bicycles, pets (on a leash), and wheelchairs.


OREGON


Lung Love Run/Walk Portland
Laurelhurst Park
Portland
2017-06-24

Join us in our fight against lung cancer, as we come together for our 3rd annual 5k run/walk!


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Portland
2017-08-20

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


PENNSYLVANIA


Lung Love Run/Walk Philadelphia
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia
2017-04-22

Join us in our fight against lung cancer, as we come together for our 4th annual 5K run/walk!


Breathe Deep Greensburg
Twin Lakes Park, Pavilion #2 Upper Lake
219 Twin Lakes Rd., Latrobe
Greensburg
2017-05-20

Breathe Deep Greensburg 5K Memorial Walk & Fun Run is a community-based fundraising event designed to raise resources and awareness for lung cancer research, support, and education. In addition to the walk and fun run, the event will feature activities for the entire family. 100% of the proceeds will benefit LUNGevity Foundation.


Breathe Deep NEPA
Kirby Park
Market Street, Kingston
Wilkes-Barre
2017-06-03

This event honors Allan Makowski, an artist, poet, outdoorsman, and modern Renaissance man. He was a very active member of the community, a loving, caring family man, and a loyal friend. Allan lost his courageous battle with stage IV lung cancer in June 2009. His family and friends have a strong commitment to funding early diagnosis and treatment research and have planned this 5K walk, which is now in its 6th year.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Pittsburgh
2017-06-10

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Central PA
2017-08-13

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Philadelphia
Falls Township Community Park - Pavilion B
500 W. Jackson Avenue
Levittown
2017-09-16

Breathe Deep Philadelphia is a grassroots event founded in 2007 to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. In its 11th year, Breathe Deep Philadelphia continues to honor lung cancer survivors in the local community, remember loved ones lost to lung cancer, and provide hope to lung cancer patients and their families. The event has grown to attract hundreds of participants each year and has raised $206,000 since its inception.


Breathe Deep Pittsburgh
Schenley Plaza
4100 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh
2017-09-30

Breathe Deep Pittsburgh is a grassroots event founded in 2015 by Margot Cohen in memory of her mother, Rhonda Cohen. Margot, a junior at University of Pittsburgh, established Breathe Deep Pittsburgh to raise funds and awareness for lung cancer research, as she believes that early detection and effective treatment will save other families from what hers experienced.


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Philadelphia
2017-10-08

Walk/Run Series


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Philadelphia
2017-11-05

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


RHODE ISLAND


LUNG FORCE Walk: Providence
Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence
2017-06-10

At the LUNG FORCE Walk, our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together, against lung cancer – and for lung health. Join the American Lung Association on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the 3rd Annual LUNG FORCE Walk at the Temple of Music in Roger Williams Park. Our event features LUNG FORCE Heroes and their families, interactive educational areas, fun games and activities, and a 3-mile walk along the perimeter of park. For more information and to register, visit ACTION.LUNG.ORG/RI or email us at RILUNGFORCE@LungNE.org Volunteer opportunities are available for this event.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Rhode Island
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


SOUTH CAROLINA


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Spartanburg
2017-10-21

Walk/Run Series


TENNESSEE


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Nashville
2017-11-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Nashville
Shelby Bottoms Park
Nashville
2017-11-18

Breathe Deep Stache & Lash (Nashville) is a 1.5 Mile Walk, 5K Walk and Timed Run put on by local volunteers who have all been impacted by lung cancer. Event day will also include speakers, refreshments, awards for top runners and fundraisers and a Stache and Lash theme!


TEXAS


Inaugural Austin Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge
Ranch Austin
10313 Circle Drive
Austin
2017-04-08

Challenge yourself and your friends in this all day, outdoor, one-of-a-kind team yoga experience! Teams of up to 8 members will be guided through a full day of varied-intensity yoga by some of the best instructors in the Austin area! When not on your mat, treat yourself to a variety of wellness experiences and shop in our Wellness Marketplace. You won't want to miss this day of yoga of wellness, community and fun, all to help double lung cancer survival. Why A Yoga Fundraising Event for Lung Cancer? Yoga encourages wellness and caring for the body. Affirmation of life and spirit are intertwined with strengthening the body. With its focus on breath, yoga is the perfect response to lung cancer – a disease that impacts patients' ability to breathe. Register and start fundraising today to earn your spot and to help double lung cancer survival.


YOUR NEXT STEP IS THE CURE
Dallas
2017-05-06

Walk/Run Series


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Dallas/Fort Worth
2017-05-21

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep DFW
River Legacy Park
703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington
Dallas
2017-11-18

Founded in 2008, this walk is the first in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to raise awareness of lung cancer and funding for lung cancer research.


UTAH


Breathe Deep Salt Lake City
Sugar House Park, Parley's Pavillion, Sugarhouse Park is bordered by 1300 East on the west, by 2100 South on the north, by 1700 East on the east, and by I-80 on the south.
There are two entrances for vehicular traffic off of 2100 South, at 1400 East and 1500 East.
Salt Lake City
2017-08-13

Breathe Deep Salt Lake City is a grassroots event in celebration of Jan Poulsen's tenth year of lung cancer survivorship. The Poulsen family had little information about lung cancer when Jan was diagnosed, so they turned to LUNGevity Foundation for answers and participated in another LUNGevity event, Breathe Deep Los Angeles. Now, they are excited to provide the Salt Lake City area with the same education and support they received from LUNGevity! Breathe Deep Salt Lake City, which will raise critically needed funds for lung cancer research, is a 5K walk in the gorgeous Sugarhouse Park. Join us for a morning of celebrating lung cancer survivors, honoring those currently fighting the lung cancer battle, and remembering those loved ones who have lost the battle.


VIRGINIA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Virginia Beach
2017-11-04

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


WASHINGTON


Free To Breathe Yoga
Seattle
2017-08-13

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Seattle
Seward Park
5895 Lake Washington Blvd. S.
Seattle
2017-08-19

Breathe Deep Seattle is an untimed Fun Run/Walk along a 2.4-mile course that is stroller, wheelchair, and pet friendly. Be sure to clean up after your pets! Breathe Deep Seattle honors all whose lives have been affected by lung cancer, the nation's #1 cancer killer. A dedicated committee of volunteers and survivors, we want to raise awareness that lung cancer has no boundaries, regardless of smoking history, age, gender, or ethnicity, but there is hope!


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Wright Park
501 South I Street
Puget Sound
2017-09-09

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


WISCONSIN


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Madison
2017-06-10

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Milwaukee
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

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With warm gratitude to Diane Legg for starting the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event that was

expanded by LCA. Diane proved that one person's efforts can indeed change the course of history.

In memory of the love of my life, Nora