LUNGevity Kicks off Biggest Event Season Yet, Launches New Breathe Deep Virtual Walk

Host of New Opportunities to Get Involved, Raise Awareness for Lung Cancer
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Aliza Bran
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WASHINGTON, September 2015 – Registration is now officially open for the new 2015-2016 LUNGevity event season, the largest yet in the Foundation’s history. Runners, walkers, and gala goers nationwide will suit up in active or black tie attire and join in the wide array of exciting, awareness-growing activities that support LUNGevity’s lung cancer community and critical lung cancer research.

This year, LUNGevity will also be launching the first ever Breathe Deep Virtual Walk, designed for people in communities without a local walk, or who aren’t available or up for a 5K walk. All Virtual Walk participants will take part in the event on Saturday, November 21, 2015, share photos, and raise funds for research.  Participants will be eligible for fundraising incentives through November 21.

“LUNGevity is proud to embark on the largest event season ever to support our efforts in changing outcomes for people diagnosed with lung cancer,”said Andrea Ferris, president of LUNGevity Foundation. “Allowing participants located anywhere in the country to join the Breathe Deep Virtual Walk will further increase awareness of the disease and engage more people in fundraising efforts that directly affect the research progress our survivors depend on.”

To find a LUNGevity event in your area, see the calendar at www.lungevity.org/events.

The schedule for the first two months of event season follows:

  • Sunday, September 27:
    • Breathe Deep Lake Arlington – Arlington Heights, IL
  • Saturday, October 3:
    • Breathe Deep Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
    • Pauline Moraco-Arredondo Walk & Rally – Chicago, IL
  • Sunday, October 4:
    • Breathe Deep Springfield – Springfield, IL
  • Wednesday, October 14:
    • Celebration of Hope Gala – New York, NY
  • Friday, October 23:
    • Musical Celebration of Hope Gala – Washington, DC
  • Sunday, October 25:
    • Breathe Deep Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
  • Saturday, October 31:
    • Breathe Deep Boston – South Boston, MA
    • Breathe Deep Fayetteville – Fayetteville, AR
    • Breathe Deep South Jersey – Pennsauken, NJ
    • Breathe Deep St. Louis – Maryland Heights, MO
  • Sunday, November 1:
    • Breathe Deep DC – Washington, DC
    • Breathe Deep DFW – Dallas, TX
    • Breathe Deep Kansas City – Kansas City, MO
  • Saturday, November 7:
    • Columbus HOPE Summit – Columbus, OH
    • LUNGevity Fall Benefit – Glenview, IL
    • Breathe Deep NYC – New York, NY
    • Breathe Deep Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
    • Breathe Deep San Diego – San Diego, CA
  • Saturday, November 14:
    • Breathe Deep Busse Woods – Elk Grove Village, IL
    • Breathe Deep Tucson – Tucson, AZ
  • Saturday, November 21:
    • Breathe Deep Stache & Lash 5K – Nashville, TN
    • Breathe Deep Virtual Walk

For more information on LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.LUNGevity.org.

About Lung Cancer

  • 1 in 15 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
  • More than 221,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year
  • About 60%-65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are among people who have never smoked or are former smokers
  • Lung cancer takes more lives than the next three leading cancers (colorectal, breast, and prostate) combined
  • Only 17% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it’s caught before it spreads, the chance for 5-year survival improves dramatically

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