Lung Cancer Events | Lung Cancer Walks
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  Lung Cancer is a devastating disease. Funding to develop improved screening, treatments and cures has been and continues to be woefully inadequate. We need to work together to improve awareness which in turn will hopefully lead to more support for requests for state and federal funds.

The purpose of this site is to provide all Lung Cancer event listings in one place. There are many worthwhile non-profit lung cancer advocacy sites but none list ALL the organized activities and some only list their own events.

Please find an event in your area and lend it your support. If there is no event, start your own. All these events started with just a few people. Many event organizers will help you with information about how to start an event. Your event doesn't need to raise money - raising awareness and assembling a mailing list for lobbying your representatives is just as useful a goal. If a state is not linked above, it has no event at this time. It sure would be great to see a dozen or more awareness events in every single state.
  • Number of Deaths, Five-Year-Survival-Rate: Lung cancer will remain the #1 cancer killer this year, claiming over 150,000 American lives: three times as many men as prostate cancer, nearly twice as many women as breast cancer. More people will die from lung cancer this year than from breast, prostate, colon, leukemia, ovarian and cervical cancers - combined.

  • This deadly disease has taken the lives of over 2,500,000 Americans since 2000. Of this number, over one million of these people never smoked or had quit smoking, often decades ago. This simply cannot be viewed as a 'smoker's disease'. That is not to say that smoker's 'deserve' lung cancer. How did smokers become 'victims' while the tobacco companies continue to make billions in profits? There is no legally available additive drug like cigarettes. People are allowed to get hooked, told to quit and then allowed to die with few treatment options available.
If you want to read all the news about lung cancer research every week, subscribe to the email newsletter produced by the Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program. There are a few such newsletters but none of them are nearly as informative and inmpressive as the emailer compiled by Cindy Langhorne, CAPS Program Director.

Lung Cancer Screenings: The Lung Cancer Alliance has compiled a helpful set of links to screening centers throughout the USA. The best chance for beating lung cancer comes from early detection...these screening programs are extremely worthwhile: List Of Screening Centers.

A final note about this list: I leave event information on the site long after many have occurred so new visitors can learn about past events in their locations that are often repeated annually. Please do make careful note of the year of the listing of interest.





ALABAMA


Breathe Deep Mobile
Hank Aaron Stadium
755 Bolling Brothers Blvd.
Mobile
2017-03-11

Breathe Deep Mobile, a 5K Walk and Fun Run, is a grassroots event brought together by LUNGevity and Tonya Vankirk who lost her father, Fred "Buddy" Johnson, to lung cancer 2 years ago. Tonya; her husband, Lewis; and their children, Hunter, Matthew, Colt, and Raine; along with her mother, Mildred Johnson, are bringing together the Mobile community to support this critical cause that has affected their family so deeply.


ARIZONA


Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk.Run. in Tempe, AZ
101 W. Baselined Road
Tempe
2017-02-26

Please join us for the 7th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Tempe, AZ 5K on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Kiwanis Park! Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Each event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including music, 5K event awards and more.


CALIFORNIA


Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk.Run. in Los Angeles, CA
120 Via Verde Drive
San Dimas
2017-02-12

Please join us for the 6th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk/Run. This year we are joining forces with the Schmidt Legacy Foundation and combining their annual Gary R. Schmidt Memorial “Rise for a Cure” Walk/Run with our annual Addario Lung Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run. What happens when two foundations passionate about finding a cure for lung cancer join forces with YOU, our fired-up participants and supporters? Life-changing, difference-making results! Our goal is to raise over $125,000 for critical clinical research while you get a walk/run in the park – plus lots of family-fun activities including a kids' dash, music and more. Patients and survivors will have a chance to talk and share their stories. There will be an opportunity to hear from and speak with physicians, scientists and other lung cancer experts. It will be a day of fun and celebration as we gather together and Rise for a Cure! Whether you plan to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure! We look forward to seeing you on February 12!


Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk.Run. in Sacramento, CA
3800 Land Park Drive
Sacramento
2017-04-22

Walk, jog or run. Participate as an individual, join a team or create a team. Each step you take is one step closer to the Cure! Join us for the 2nd Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Sacramento 5K on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, but they also provide fun, family-friendly activities, including music, 5K event awards and more.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
San Diego
2017-08-06

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


COLORADO


Step4Life
Adams County Fairgrounds
9755 Henderson Rd
Brighton
2017-04-23

Step4Life is a timed 10k, 5K race and 5k walk that raises money for lung cancer.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Denver
2017-10-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


CONNECTICUT


LUNG FORCE Walk Hartford
Great River Park
301 E River Dr, East Hartford, CT 06108
East Hartford
2017-06-04

At the LUNG FORCE Walk, our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together, against lung cancer – and for lung health. Join the American Lung Association on Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Great River Park. Our event features LUNG FORCE Heroes and their families, interactive educational areas, fun games and activities, and a 2 mile scenic walk. For more information and to register, visit ACTION.LUNG.ORG/HARTFORDWALK or email us at CTLUNGFORCE@LungNE.org Volunteer opportunities are available for this event.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Hartford
2017-10-08

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


FLORIDA


Run Amuck with the Duck 5K Walk.Run. in Gainesville, FL
6500 W. Newberry Road
Gainesville
2017-03-04

Please join survivor Caren Gorenberg and Crackers the Duck, MD for the 8th Annual Run Amuck with the Duck on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. Each event provides fun, family-friendly activities, including a kids' dash, music, food, 5K event awards and more. Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure!


GEORGIA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Atlanta
2017-05-07

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Breathe Deep Atlanta
Piedmont Park
400 Park Drive NE
Atlanta
2017-05-15

Breathe Deep Atlanta is a 5k untimed walk/fun run to raise money for critical lung cancer research, education, and support. The course is located at Piedmont Park and is stroller friendly, wheelchair friendly, and pet friendly.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Athens
2017-11-11

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


INDIANA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Indianapolis
2017-09-24

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


IOWA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Central Iowa
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


KENTUCKY


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Lexington
2017-11-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


LOUISIANA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk Southwest Louisiana
Lake Charles
2017-03-25

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Lafayette
2017-09-30

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


MARYLAND


Free To Breathe Yoga
Baltimore
2017-08-20

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


MASSACHUSETTS


LUNG FORCE Walk Boston Presented by Lahey Health
139 Tremont Street
Boston Common
Boston
2017-05-11

The third annual LUNG FORCE Walk Boston presented by Lahey Health is a 2.1 mile casual stroll around Boston Common. Join the force of many to share your voice against lung cancer and for lung health. Activities include interactive mission tents, Zumba, music, food and a kids corner! All ages and abilities are welcome to attend. You must register ahead of time and fundraising is encouraged. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a T-shirt and a wristband that will grant you access to the food tent. LUNG FORCE is a new initiative from the American Lung Association to help raise awareness for lung cancer and lung disease while also raising funds for research, education and advocacy.


LUNG FORCE Walk Boston Presented by Lahey Health
139 Tremont Street
Boston
2017-05-11

The third annual LUNG FORCE Walk Boston presented by Lahey Health will take place on Thursday, May 11th on the Boston Common. Walkers will participate in mission tents at walkers village and then set off on a 2 mile casual stroll around the common. Funds raised will benefit lung cancer and lung disease research, education and advocacy efforts. You can register or donate at action.lung.org/boston


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Chelmsford
2017-09-17

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


MISSOURI


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
St. Louis
2017-09-30

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Kansas City
2017-10-29

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


NEVADA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Las Vegas
2017-05-20

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


NEW JERSEY


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Northern
2017-10-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Jersey Shore
2017-10-21

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


NEW MEXICO


Free To Breath Bike Ride
Albuquerque
2017-04-02

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


NEW YORK


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Lake George
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Brooklyn
2017-10-22

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


OHIO


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Dayton
2017-10-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


OREGON


Lung Love Run/Walk Portland
Laurelhurst Park
Portland
2017-06-24

Join us in our fight against lung cancer, as we come together for our 3rd annual 5k run/walk!


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Portland
2017-08-20

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


PENNSYLVANIA


Lung Love Run/Walk Philadelphia
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia
2017-04-22

Join us in our fight against lung cancer, as we come together for our 4th annual 5K run/walk!


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Pittsburgh
2017-06-10

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Central PA
2017-08-13

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Philadelphia
2017-11-05

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


RHODE ISLAND


LUNG FORCE Walk: Providence
Roger Williams Park
1000 Elmwood Ave
Providence
2017-06-10

At the LUNG FORCE Walk, our voices will soar as we rally our friends, neighbors and colleagues to stand together, and walk together, against lung cancer – and for lung health. Join the American Lung Association on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for the 3rd Annual LUNG FORCE Walk at the Temple of Music in Roger Williams Park. Our event features LUNG FORCE Heroes and their families, interactive educational areas, fun games and activities, and a 3-mile walk along the perimeter of park. For more information and to register, visit ACTION.LUNG.ORG/RI or email us at RILUNGFORCE@LungNE.org Volunteer opportunities are available for this event.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Rhode Island
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


TENNESSEE


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Nashville
2017-11-01

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


TEXAS


Inaugural Austin Free to Breathe Yoga Challenge
Ranch Austin
10313 Circle Drive
Austin
2017-04-08

Challenge yourself and your friends in this all day, outdoor, one-of-a-kind team yoga experience! Teams of up to 8 members will be guided through a full day of varied-intensity yoga by some of the best instructors in the Austin area! When not on your mat, treat yourself to a variety of wellness experiences and shop in our Wellness Marketplace. You won't want to miss this day of yoga of wellness, community and fun, all to help double lung cancer survival. Why A Yoga Fundraising Event for Lung Cancer? Yoga encourages wellness and caring for the body. Affirmation of life and spirit are intertwined with strengthening the body. With its focus on breath, yoga is the perfect response to lung cancer – a disease that impacts patients' ability to breathe. Register and start fundraising today to earn your spot and to help double lung cancer survival.


Your Next Step is the Cure 5K Walk.Run. in Dallas, TX
109 Continental Avenue
Dallas
2017-05-06

Walk, jog or run. Participate as an individual, join a team or create a team. Each step you take is one step closer to the Cure! Join us for the 6th Annual Your Next Step is the Cure Dallas, TX 5K on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Our Your Next Step is the Cure events raise much-needed funds for the patient services and clinical research projects of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, but they also provide fun, family-friendly activities, including a kid’s dash, music, 5K event awards and more. Whether you want to walk, jog or run, whether you choose to participate as an individual or as part of a team, we believe that Your Next Step is the Cure!


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Dallas/Fort Worth
2017-05-21

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


VIRGINIA


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Virginia Beach
2017-11-04

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


WASHINGTON


Free To Breathe Yoga
Seattle
2017-08-13

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Wright Park
501 South I Street
Puget Sound
2017-09-09

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


WISCONSIN


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Madison
2017-06-10

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.


Free To Breathe Run/Walk
Milwaukee
2017-10-14

You can help double lung cancer survival! Your participation and fundraising builds awareness and funds vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

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This site has no affiliation with any non-profit or for-profit organization. Information presented is collected from many sources and is believed to be accurate. We recommend you check all dates with the organizating group. Please send changes, corrections or information about new events to getinvolved@lungcancerevents.org.



With warm gratitude to Diane Legg for starting the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer event that was

expanded by LCA. Diane proved that one person's efforts can indeed change the course of history.

In memory of the love of my life, Nora