Today, the American Lung Association in Rhode Island announced that its LUNG FORCE Walk Providence will take place on June 12, 2021 at Roger Williams Park Temple of Music. The event will support research, advocacy and education for lung diseases, lung cancer and COVID-19. All participants will be required to follow current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
The LUNG FORCE Walk PROVIDENCE is in its 7th year, with participants completing a just over 2-mile route, around the park. In addition to the walk, the event will include a kick-off celebration where LUNG FORCE Heroes will share their stories, and information and resources on lung health will be available. Social distancing and mask wearing will be required throughout the event.
“Through events like the LUNG FORCE Walk Providence, we are able to continue our work to improve air quality, educate residents on lung health and COVID-19, and support people who live with lung disease,” said Karen Whitefield, executive director for the Lung Association in Rhode Island. “This mission has never been more important than it is today, and we are looking forward to masking up and rallying our Rhode Island based LUNG FORCE community to advance this work that makes people’s lives better every day.”
Money raised at the LUNG FORCE Walk will fund the Lung Association’s efforts to end lung cancer and lung disease, as well as support the Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The COVID-19 Action Initiative is a $25 million investment to address COVID-19 and protect against future respiratory virus pandemics. The initiative works with public and private entities to increase research collaboration and develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies.
There is no registration fee for the LUNG FORCE Walk Providence but donations are encouraged. The event is sponsored by Rhode Island Medical Imaging, CVS Health, B101, iHeartRadio and WJAR NBC 10. More information and registration are available at LUNGFORCE.org/Providence
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 education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. 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: Lung.org.