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Breathe Deep DC is a 5K untimed walk raising funds for critical lung cancer research, education, and support. The course is friendly to strollers, wheelchairs and pets (must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and cleaned up after). Participants will enjoy a festive atmosphere with music, free refreshments and kids' activities. Awards will be given to the largest team, the top fundraising team and the most creative team name.
Breathe Deep DC was started by Jerry Sorkin. Sorkin, a Bethesda father of two, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2007. With the help of LUNGevity Foundation, Sorkin and his friends created Breathe Deep DC, a 5K walk to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research, education, and support. The first Breathe Deep DC was held in November 2009. In five years, the event has hosted thousands of participants and raised over $1 million. Breathe Deep DC provides a wonderful opportunity for individuals affected by lung cancer to be with others and to feel the power of a community coming together to remember lives lost and to support those fighting the disease.