September 11, 2013
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LUNGevity is proud to announce an important milestone—thanks to our dedicated supporters, we have now funded 100 research projects in 23 states since 2002! These LUNGevity research awards are enabling brilliant scientists across the country to understand lung cancer and how to find and treat it better.

  Hope Summit

And we’re hosting a first-time event: our first regional HOPE Summit for people at all stages of lung cancer diagnosis, in Columbus, Ohio. Meanwhile, our busy fall event season kicks off on September 14. Please join us at one of our 37 events this fall, all dedicated to raising awareness and funds for lung cancer research.


New awardees for research into finding lung cancer earlier

Two exceptional researchers have received 2013 LUNGevity Early Detection Awards for Translational Research:

Feng Jiang  

Feng Jiang, MD, PhD, University
of Maryland, Baltimore

Sputum biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer

Ignacio Wistuba  

Ignacio I. Wistuba, MD, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Identification of biomarkers for the detection of small cell lung cancer

Read more about these important projects.


Breathe Deep DC – the nation's event

Jerry Sorkin  

The annual Breathe Deep DC 5k walk was started by Jerry Sorkin (center in photo), a stage IV lung cancer survivor since 2007, to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research. In its first four 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.

Join us on Sunday, November 3, for the fifth annual Breathe Deep DC 5k walk on The National Mall in Washington. Click here for more information and to register.


First Midwest survivor HOPE summit to take place in Columbus

LUNGevity’s first regional HOPE Summit survivorship conference will take place this November at The Ohio State University in Columbus. Spearheaded by survivor Jose Rodriguez, this conference follows our annual national HOPE Summit in May, which brings together over 100 lung cancer survivors and caregivers.

This one-day event allows survivors who may not want to travel for a full weekend away to experience the sense of community, inspiration, support, and learning found by the attendees of the two-day May Summit. The Midwest HOPE Summit begins Friday, November 8, with a reception, which is followed by the conference on Saturday, November 9. Attendees are invited to join us for the Breathe Deep Columbus walk on Sunday, November 10. For more information, go to or email us at

Find out how you can support LUNGevity research and support programs.


Upcoming events

Breathe Deep Baltimore: Saturday, September 14; Baltimore, MD

Paddle for Humanity: Saturday, September 14; Austin, TX

Breathe Deep CNY: Sunday, September 15; Liverpool, NY

Just Breathe Yogathon: Sunday, September 15; Somers Point, NJ

Paddle for Humanity: Saturday, September 21; Newport Beach, CA

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament: Saturday, September 21; Rye Brook, NY

Breathe Deep Lake Arlington: Sunday, September 22; Arlington Heights, IL

Breathe Deep Philadelphia: Saturday, September 28; Philadelphia, PA

LUNGevity's Celebration of Hope Gala: Wednesday, October 2; New York, NY

Pauline Moraco-Arredondo Lung Cancer Walk & Rally: Saturday, October 5;
Chicago, IL

Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Sunday, October 13; Chicago, IL

Breathe Deep Albany: Sunday, October 13; Albany, NY

Third Annual Golf Tournament in Memory of Florence Blackwell: Saturday,
October 19; Austin, TX

Suzi Carmassi Golf Classic: Monday, October 21; Ijamsville, MD

LUNGevity's Musical Celebration of Hope Gala: Saturday, October 26;
Washington, D.C.

Breathe Deep Phoenix: Sunday, October 27; Phoenix AZ

Breathe Deep NYC: Saturday, November 2; New York, NY

Breathe Deep Boston 5k Walk: Saturday, November 2; South Boston, MA

Breathe Deep Nashville Stache and Lash 5k: Saturday, November 2; Nashville, TN

Breathe Deep New Hampshire: Saturday, November 2; Concord, NH

Breathe Deep South Jersey: Saturday, November 2; Pennsauken, NJ

Breathe Deep Central Illinois: Saturday, November 2; Bloomington, IL

Breathe Deep DC: Sunday, November 3; Washington, DC

Lung Hill Run: Sunday, November 3; Kansas City, MO

ING New York Marathon, A Labrecque/LUNGevity Foundations Run As One event: Sunday, November 3; New York, NY

Upstage Lung Cancer's 5th Annual Cabaret Concert, Tuesday, November 5;
Boston, MA 

2013 Regional HOPE Summit: Friday, November 8 - Saturday, November 9;
Columbus, OH 

Breathe Deep Busse Woods: Saturday, November 9; Elk Grove Village, IL

Breathe Deep DFW: Saturday, November 9; Dallas, TX

Breathe Deep Naperville: Saturday, November 9; Naperville, IL

Breathe Deep San Diego: Saturday, November 9; San Diego, CA

Breathe Deep Tampa: Saturday, November 9; Tampa, FL

Breathe Deep Columbus: Sunday, November 10; Columbus, OH

Walk Run Survive 5K: Sunday, November 10; Ocean City, NJ 

LUNGevity Annual Fall Benefit: Saturday, November 16; Chicago, IL

Breathe Deep Pompano Beach: Saturday, November 16; Pompano Beach, FL

Breathe Deep Atlanta: Saturday, November 16; Atlanta, GA


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