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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.
Turn your fundraising efforts into a prize!
Raise the below amounts and receive the following LUNGevity branded prize:
While in previous years we've shown an "in memorian" video at the event, this year we would like to expand the photo montage to celebrate survivors as well as to remember those who have lost their lives to lung cancer. We invite you to contribute a photo of the person in whose memory or honor you will be walking. If you'd like to include a photo in our montage, please send it to BDDCphotos@lungevity.org by Friday, October 24, with the subject "BDDC Photo Montage."
If you shared a photo with us for the 2013 walk and will be joining us again this year, there's no need to send another picture. Please just send us a brief email with the name of your loved one and we will be sure to include it in this year's walk montage.
We look forward to seeing you on November 2nd for a celebration of hope and progress.
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.