5th Annual LUNG FORCE Walk Burlington to Raise Awareness for Lung Cancer, #1 Cancer Killer in the U.S.
American Lung Association to Celebrate Vermont’s Lung Cancer Survivors, Advocates and Caregivers
WHAT: The 5th Annual LUNG FORCE Walk Burlington will raise vital awareness and $50,000 in funds for research and advocacy for lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the U.S. The beautiful 1.75-mile walk overlooking Lake Champlain and the distant Adirondack Mountains will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and will kicked off by a short welcome program, honoring local LUNG FORCE Heroes, survivors, advocates and families. The family friendly event will also feature educational “Mission Tents”, food, music, children’s activities and fun for the whole family.
Today, lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. 1 in 17 American women will get lung cancer in her lifetime and half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not even survive one year. LUNG FORCE events raise funds for research, early detection, advocacy, education and awareness for lung cancer, particularly awareness about the high rate of lung cancer in women.
WHEN: Thursday, June 20, 2019
5:00 pm - Participant check-in
6:15 pm - Opening ceremonies
6:30 pm – Walk begins
7:20 pm - Closing ceremonies and presentation of awards
WHO: The American Lung Association of the Northeast, LUNG FORCE Heroes, families, supporters, health experts and volunteers.
WHERE: Battery Park, 1 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
COST: Participation is free. However, LUNG FORCE Walk is a fundraising event and all participants are encouraged to raise donations to support research, early detection, advocacy, education and awareness for lung cancer.
MORE INFO: www.lungforce.org/Burlington
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.