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Registration is open for LUNGevity’s Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk

2013 Breathe Deep Boston. Photo Credit Dan Busler Photography.
2013 Breathe Deep Boston. Photo Credit Dan Busler Photography.

BOSTON — Register now for LUNGevity Foundation’s ninth annual Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk, set for Saturday, Nov. 1, starting at DCR’s Mother’s Rest Area at Carson Beach in South Boston. Participants will walk to raise $250,000 for LUNGevity Foundation, which funds critical lung cancer research, including local research projects conducted at Boston universities and hospitals, as well as advocacy, education and support across the country.

Register in advance or onsite at 10 a.m. The speaking program is at 10:30 a.m., and includes the presentation of the 2014 Walk Honoree; the walk kicks off at 11 a.m. A closing ceremony, which includes an award program for top fundraisers, will immediately follow the walk. The registration fees are $25 for adults; $15 for lung cancer survivors, seniors, and students with valid IDs; $10 for youth 13 years or younger; and youth age 3 and under are free.

Since 2006, the Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk has raised more than $1 million for lung cancer research. The Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk is one of more than 80 LUNGevity events that take place annually across the country, which since 2002 represent almost $16 million spent on 100 research projects at 56 institutions in 23 states.

The course is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly, and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and snacks will be provided.

Participants may enter discount code BREATHE for $5 off the registration fee. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. To register for the ninth annual Breathe Deep Boston 5K Walk, set for Nov. 1, or to support a walker, visit lungevity.org/boston or call (312) 407-6100.

About LUNGevity Foundation

LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support and education for all those affected by the disease. Our vision is a world where no one dies of lung cancer. For more information about LUNGevity Foundation, visit www.LUNGevity.org.

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