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Breathe Deep Stache
& Lash 5K is a timed run and untimed walk to raise money for
critical lung cancer research. The Stache and Lash 5K will have a mustache and eyelash theme! We highly encourage all participants to put their unique and over-the-top mustaches and eyelashes on display: real or fake, man or woman, be creative!
Strollers, wheelchairs and pets are allowed on the course. False mustaches and lashes will be for sale at the event -- 100% goes back to LUNGevity!
Running Awards: Top 3 Male & Top 3 Female
Fundraising Awards: Top individual fundraiser, top fundraising team, largest team
Fun Awards: Best Mustache and Best Eyelashes
In January 2011,
Channing Phillips moved to Nashville. Channing didn't move for a job. She
didn't move for her family. Channing moved to Nashville to be closer to her
Her journey started
in 2007. Channing, then 50, developed a headache that wouldn't go away. It
didn't take doctors long to discover that she had a malignant brain tumor and
cancer in both lungs.
"There were no
indications that I had any problems with my lungs - no symptoms," Channing
said. "It was a huge shock. When you think about Stage IV lung cancer, most
people think, 'Not much time, not much hope.' I decided I wouldn't give
At the time,
Channing lived in Dayton, Ohio. She received treatment at the Cleveland Clinic
for her cancer, but after two full rounds of chemotherapy, the doctors stopped
seeing results. Channing heard about a trial for a new chemo drug in Nashville
and was selected to participate.
was found in both of her kidneys and mediastinum as well as in her lungs. She
began receiving chemo three times a month and was treated for multiple
brain tumors. There is no cure for her cancer, but her doctors staved off its
progression by using different types of chemo.
nature of Channing's cancer did not keep her from living life to the fullest.
She received awards for her work with the American Cancer Society's "Look
Good...Feel Better" programs. She
completed 13 half-marathons after her diagnosis and served on the 2011 Breathe
Deep Nashville Steering Committee.
Only 16% of lung
cancer patients live five years after diagnosis. LUNGevity is trying to change
that. Sadly, Channing lost her battle in 2012.
The situation in
Tennessee is dire. More Tennesseans die of lung cancer each year than of any other type of cancer. In fact, it is estimated that 6,200 Tennesseans will
be diagnosed with lung cancer this year - 5,200 will lose their battle before
With Breathe Deep
Nashville, LUNGevity hopes to raise $43,500 to fund lung cancer studies and
early detection research. Your contribution will make a real difference. We
can't do it without you.