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Breathe Deep Des Moines is a 5K walk/fun run around the scenic Raccoon River Park. A DJ will provide the morning's soundtrack. Complimentary snacks and beverages will be provided.
Breathe Deep Des Moines was started in 2013 by Hannah and Brad Pleima in honor of Hannah's sister, Heidi Everley. Heidi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2010 at the age of 35. She became passionate about the LUNGevity organization, creating a team and raising money for another LUNGevity event. After she passed away in November 2011, Hannah and Brad were looking for a way to become more involved in the organization and realized that there were not yet any LUNGevity events in Iowa. With this grassroots event they hope to honor her memory, increase awareness and raise money to fund critical lung cancer research.
Honor a lost loved one or celebrate a survivor
Honor markers, each with a customized tribute message, will
be placed along the event course to guide walkers and runners. To order
your tribute message, download a form here.
Paws to Stop Lung Cancer
Pet shirts and bandanas will be available at the event for $10! If you'd like to purchase a pet shirt for your pup you can do so by completing THIS FORM. If your pup is larger than 40 pounds, we recommend the bandana!