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Coloradoans ‘Run the Rocks’ to Support Clean Air and Healthy Lungs

(October 22, 2018) -

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James Martinez
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(312) 445-2501

Yesterday, October 21, more than 1,100 people gathered at Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the American Lung Association in Colorado’s Run the Rocks. The event raised more than $80,000 to fund lifesaving lung cancer research, programs to help local people who suffer from lung disease and efforts to reduce air pollution in Colorado.

“Today, the Colorado community came together for a fun and truly unique experience here at Red Rocks, but also showed their support in the fight against lung cancer and lung disease,” said Ellen Penrod, executive director for the Lung Association. “Thank you to all of our participants, sponsors and volunteers who came together to make a difference in the lives of people facing lung disease.”

Run the Rocks is a signature fundraising event of the Lung Association that features 5K and 10K routes surrounding the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Following the race, an after-party included local bands, exhibitors, food and an awards presentation.

In total, Run the Rocks resulted in:

  • 1,000 registered participants
  • 100 volunteers
  • $80,000 raised and counting

Events like Run the Rocks help raise awareness for lung disease, but also fund lifesaving research for lung cancer, provide resources to help local people quit smoking and allows the Lung Association to advocate for clean air programs. The money raised at Run the Rocks stays right here in our state to help us live and breathe better in Colorado. More information is available at


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 coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit:

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