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 Boston 5K Walk

Saturday, November 1, 2014

DCR's Carson Beach
William J Day Blvd.
South Boston, MA 02127

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Our Story 

In 2006, two long-time lung cancer survivors, the late Rich Kaufman and the late Geri Norris, with the support of a small group of family, friends and volunteers also touched by lung cancer, started the first walk in Boston. Since then, this grassroots movement has successfully drawn thousands of participants and raised over $1,000,000 for lung cancer research, education, and support resources and advocacy for those affected by lung cancer. All walk proceeds have been for the benefit of LUNGevity Foundation, and we in the BREATHE DEEP BOSTON community are proud that Boston institutions, their physicians and scientists, are so well represented in the foundation's history of investment in research projects across the country. 

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Bill Shields, WBZ-TV general assignment reporter, will emcee Breathe Deep Boston and share his personal story about his battle with lung cancer. Shields will also host a meet-and-greet with walkers at the half-way point at the end of Farragut Road where it meets with Carson Beach.

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We Need YOUR Stories!

LUNGevity Foundation's publicity team promotes Breathe Deep Boston participants through the media, and we need your stories! By generating media attention for the event, we can attract new walkers, help walkers boost their fundraising, and spread the mission of LUNGevity Foundation. When people read, hear or watch stories about their neighbors and why they participate in Breathe Deep Boston in the media, they are much more likely to contribute financially to the cause.

LUNGevity Foundation's Publicity Team is looking for stories from/about:

• Lung cancer survivors and patients who walk
• Families that walk together
• Walkers aged 70 and older
• Medical professionals walking alongside patients
• Longtime walkers
• Top fundraisers
• Unique fundraising strategies
• AND any other personal anecdotes: why you joined Breathe Deep Boston, how cancer has affected your life, how your life has changed because of the event, etc.

Please email with your story. Include your first and last names, town or city, and phone number.

Sponsors & Partners

Find information on sponsoring this event here!

Presenting Sponsors

Boston Sponsor Casella   MGH Logo  

Platinum Sponsors

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Gold Sponsors

BIND Logo.gifBeth Israel  

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Silver Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

South Shore Bank Logo   Great Harvest      

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In-Kind Donors

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Boston Sponsor Dunkin Donuts


Danilchuk Auto Body
Francesca's Hair Salon
Courtyard Marriot
Boston Color Group
KoKo Fit Club
Marathon Sports
Lindt Chocolate
Boston Bruins
Cataldo Ambulance



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

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This event will take place rain or shine!

  • Check-in/registration begins: 10:00 am
  • Program: 10:30 am
  • Walk: 11:00 am
  • Closing ceremony: 12:30 pm
  • Lung cancer survivor: FREE
  • Adult: $25
  • Senior (60 years or older): $15
  • Student (with valid ID): $15
  • Youth (13 years or younger): $10
  • Child (3 years or younger): FREE but must register and sign waiver

Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk


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Total Registrants: 1,730

Total Teams: 130
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