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LUNGevity is grateful for the support of our 2014 National Sponsors


Pfizer Oncology


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Fundraising Guide

Raising money for LUNGevity is easier than you think! Learn how to raise $1,000 for lung cancer research in just six simple steps.

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Team Captain Guide

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Breathe Deep Des Moines

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Raccoon River Park (along Grand Avenue)
West Des Moines, IA


Event Details

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. 

Event History

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.

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 soPet Shirts on event day. If your pup is larger than 40 pounds, we recommend the bandana!

Sponsors & Partners

Find information on sponsoring this event here.

Platinum Sponsors

Des Moines Sponsor Bartlett-West

Gold Sponsors

Genentech Logo

In-Kind Donors

Des Moines Sponsor Musical Edge



Thank you to everyone who participated in or donated to Breathe Deep Des Moines!

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This event will take place rain or shine!

  • Check-in/registration begins: 8:00 am
  • Program: 8:45 am
  • Walk/Fun Run: 9:00 am
  • Closing ceremony: 10:30 am
  • Lung cancer survivor: $15
  • Adult: $25
  • Senior (60 years or older): $15
  • Student (with valid ID): $15
  • Youth (13 years or younger): $10

Breathe Deep Des Moines


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113 percent of goal achieved.

Total Registrants: 125

Total Teams: 12
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