National Sponsors

LUNGevity is grateful for the support of our 2014 National Sponsors


Pfizer Oncology


Lung Cancer Profiles


CEB 2012

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.

Download our Fundraising Guide here (pdf)

The Participant Center

The Participant Center is your home for easy and fun online fundraising. This guide will help you customize your Personal Page, e-mail all of your friends and family to ask for their support, and view your progress.

Download our Participant Center Guide here (pdf)

Team Captain Guide

Are you a team captain or are you considering taking a leadership role in our event? Learn how you can recruit team members and inspire others to commit to ending lung cancer.

Download our Team Captain Guide here (pdf)

LUNGevity Merchandise

LUNGevity merchandise is now available online.

Show your support! 

Breathe Deep DC

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Washington Monument (at the Sylvan Theater)
The National Mall
15th Street and Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024

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Event Details

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:

$250 = Water bottle
$500 = Long Sleeve T-Shirt
$750 = Canvas Tote
$1,000 = Zip-Cotton Fleece Hoodie
$2,500 = Camping Chair
$5,000 = Back-Pack
$7,500 = Rain Jacket
$10,000 = Wheeled Duffel

For images of these prizes CLICK HERE!

Submit Photos for our Event Day Montage

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 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.

Event History 

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. 

Sponsors & Partners

Find information on sponsoring this event HERE.

Presenting Sponsor

CEB: What the Best Companies Do

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Radio Sponsors

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In-Kind Donors

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Prefer to mail in your registration and/or your donations? Download a form and mail it in:

Registration form

Donation form

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This event will take place rain or shine!

  • Check-in/registration begins: 9:00 am
  • Program: 9:30 am
  • Ribbon cutting and walk: 10:00 am
  • Lung cancer survivor: FREE
  • Adult: $30
  • Senior (60 years or older): $15
  • Student (with valid ID): $15
  • Youth (5-13 years): $10
  • Child (4 years or younger): FREE but must register and sign waiver
  • Satellite participant: $30

Breathe Deep DC


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57 percent of goal achieved.

Total Registrants: 1,173

Total Teams: 98
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