Today, the American Lung Association in Georgia announced that Northside Hospital has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Atlanta LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, happening on December 4 at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.
For the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, participants will run or walk a 5K to help raise awareness and funds to end lung cancer and lung disease. Last year, the event was held virtually during the month of November for the safety of participants, volunteers, and staff. For this year’s event, the organization will implement extensive safety measures for participants, and is also offering a “Walk Your Way” option for those who are not able to make the in-person event.
“Right now, lung health is more important than ever, so we are honored to support the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, which provides critical funding for lung cancer research and supports local programs to help people living with lung disease,” said Dr. Howard Silverboard, Medical Director of Thoracic Oncology and the Lung Cancer Screening Program for Northside Hospital. “We hope to see our community come together on December 4 for a fun and inspiring event!”
Northside is an extensive network of state-of-the-art facilities staffed with skilled, caring professionals who are dedicated to the health and wellness of the communities they serve. Northside physicians and other health care professionals provide a full range of care including surgery, cancer care, women's services, emergency care, outpatient services and behavioral health services.
“By supporting our LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, Northside Hospital has joined us in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, research and advocacy,” said Rochelle Smalls, executive director of the Lung Association. “Their support helps us end lung disease and lung cancer here in Atlanta and across the nation.”
Registration for the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is $35. Residents can get more information and register at LUNGFORCE.org/Atlanta.
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, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.