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Show your support! 

Breathe Deep Blue Ridge

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mercier Orchards
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

The walk will begin and end at Mercier Orchards.  For a map, click here.



Event Details

Breathe Deep Blue Ridge 5K timed run/walk is a grassroots event planned and managed by the Mercier Family Orchards in Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Melissa Mercier Lillard, a third-generation family member, was diagnosed in February 2011 with stage IV lung cancer.  She was never a smoker, nor was anyone in the family.  We want to raise awareness that lung cancer is no longer just a smoker's disease, and that lung cancer has no boundaries.

Please come and enjoy a brisk run or a fun walk through the apple blossoms at Mercier Orchards on April 19, 2014 and be a part of a great cause.  All of the proceeds go to the LUNGevity Foundation to fund research, early detection, and lung cancer awareness.  In addition to the 5K run/walk, we will offer food and live entertainment for the whole family. 

Awards will be given out to first, second, and third place winners as well as first, second, and third place 12 and under winners.

Sponsors & Partners

Find information on sponsoring this event HERE

Title Sponsor

Mercier Orchard

Platinum Sponsors

Baker AV Logo

Gold Sponsors

Hardman Distribution   Blue Ridge Sponsor The Poundarosa

Blue Ridge Sponsor Sugar Creek Market Toys    Blue Ridge Sponsor Adele's Kitchen

Genentech 200

Silver Sponsors

Blue Ridge Sponsor United Community Bank Blue Ridge Sponsor The News Observer

Bronze Sponsors

ETC Communications     Fannin Regional Hospital

Above the Rest Blue Ridge   Blue Ridge Sponsor Blue Ridge Coin Laundry

Georgia Cancer Specialists

In-Kind Donors

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Thank you to everyone who participated in and/or donated to Breathe Deep Blue Ridge!

You may still donate to this event here:

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This event will take place rain or shine!

  • Check-in/registration begins: 8:30 am
  • Team Photos: 8:30 am
  • Program: 9:30 am
  • Walk: 10:00 am
  • Closing ceremony: 12:00 pm

  • Lung cancer survivor: $15
  • Adult: $25
  • Senior (60 years or older): $15
  • Student (with valid ID): $15
  • Youth (13 years or younger): $10
  • Child (4 years or younger): FREE but must register and sign waiver

Breathe Deep Blue Ridge


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99 percent of goal achieved.

Total Registrants: 311

Total Teams: 17
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