Take Steps to End Lung Cancer at LUNG FORCE Walk Boston on June 4, 2023

American Lung Association event is supported by media sponsor WCVB Channel 5 and will raise awareness and funds for lifesaving lung cancer research
Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., and just this year, it is estimated that 5,600 of Massachusetts residents will be diagnosed with the disease. In an effort to end lung cancer, on June 4, 2023 the American Lung Association in Massachusetts is hosting the LUNG FORCE Walk Boston at DCR Houghton's Pond Recreation Area in Milton.

The LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is a celebratory and welcoming event that provides critical funds for lifesaving lung cancer research, early detection initiatives, and awareness outreach to vulnerable communities. For the event, participants can run, walk or stroll one of several routes, beginning at 1 mile around the Houghton's Pond Recreation Area. The Lung Association also offers a “Run/Walk Your Way” virtual option for those who can't make it to the event.

“Someone is diagnosed with lung cancer every two and a half minutes and four in five of those diagnosed will ultimately die of the disease,” said Ashley Carrier, executive director at the Lung Association in Massachusetts. “But there is hope. More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. The survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6% in the last five years. At the LUNG FORCE Walk, Boston residents will come together to take small steps to make bold strides to end lung cancer.”

This year, the LUNG FORCE Walk Boston welcomes Jessica Brown, WCVB NewsCenter 5 anchor and medical reporter, to emcee the event and help bring attention to the mission of the Lung Association’s local effort to raise funds and awareness in the greater Boston area.  

The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative unites women, men and caregivers across the country to stand together against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer. Through education, advocacy and research, LUNG FORCE works to provide hope to all those impacted by the disease and save more lives.

Money raised at the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.

For more information and to register for the Boston LUNG FORCE Walk, visit LUNGFORCE.org/Boston
 
For more information, contact:

Jennifer Solomon
(516) 680-8927
[email protected]

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