Join LUNGevity for Inaugural Breathe Deep and Jump DC, Rappel from Downtown D.C.'s Woodward and Lothrop Building to Help End Lung Cancer


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Participation fee lowered so more can join in

WASHINGTON (September 21, 2012) – LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit, continues to accept registrations for its inaugural Breathe Deep and Jump DC rappelling event.  The unique activity will raise awareness and funds for more effective treatments for the nation’s number one cancer killer. The Foundation has teamed with Over The Edge (OTE), a company that creates signature rappelling fundraising events, to host the Saturday, September 29 event. Participants will rappel 11 stories down from the top of the Woodward and Lothrop Building in downtown Washington, D.C. The only one of its kind this year in D.C., the event will last from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join LUNGevity for an exciting day of rappelling and support. Awards will be given to the top three fundraisers.   OTE includes a special “toss your boss” feature where company teams can raise funds to give thrill-seeking supervisors the chance to rappel.  View a video about the event here:

Note to Rappellers:  Registration fee for the event is $50 and participants must weigh more than 100 and less than 300 pounds. Rappellers are encouraged to fundraise a suggested amount of $1,000 for their participation, but fundraising is not required to participate. Participants may register for $50 until 3 p.m. EST, Friday, September 28. Day of registration fee is $100, with registration lasting until noon.

Rappelling experience is not required, but participants should arrive on-site at least an hour in advance of their designated rappel time for training and set-up, and completion of required forms. To learn more about what to expect as a participant, go here.

WHAT: Breathe Deep and Jump DC

WHEN: September 29, 2012

           9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

COST:    Registration Fee: $50

Suggested Fundraising Amount: $1,000

WHERE: Woodward and Lothrop Building

                1025 F Street NW

             Washington, D.C. 20004

To learn more and to register, go to:

*For questions about Breathe Deep and Jump DC, and for sponsorship opportunities, email

Over the Edge is one of two Breathe Deep events occurring in Washington, D.C. this fall.  LUNGevity’s fourth annual Breathe Deep DC 5k walk to raise funds and critical awareness for lung cancer research is happening Sunday, November 4 on the National Mall. The walk offers a place for those impacted by the disease to share, remember, hope and heal. LUNGevity encourages you to join both Breathe Deep events to help end lung cancer. To learn more about the Breathe Deep DC walk, go to:

Through the support of critical research for the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as well as providing information, resources and a community to patients and caregivers, LUNGevity is creating and sharing hope for cures, treatments and enhanced quality of life for lung cancer patients.