South-Central Ohio Joins Forces to Provide Hope to Lung Cancer Patients, Fund Life-saving Research

Thousands of Ohioans participate in virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk event during May

The American Lung Association in Ohio announced that it is hosting a virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk throughout South-Central Ohio for the entire month of May.  

“As the pandemic is slowly getting better, we are encouraging everyone in South-Central Ohio to go outside and get active to support those suffering from lung disease and grow awareness of the number one cancer killer, lung cancer,” said Laura Metzler, Executive Director of the Lung Association.  

WHAT: The virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is a fundraising event that features weekly interactive challenge videos and a live Zoom celebration which includes prizes for challenge participants, group wellness activities, and LUNG FORCE Heroes and their stories. An email with the weekly challenge will be sent to all registered participants on Saturday May 1, May 8, May 15, and May 22. We will also include this on our South Central, OH Lung Association YouTube page and the Virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk South Central OH Facebook Group.

WHEN: The entire month of May.

WHERE: Anywhere in South-Central Ohio

WHO: Anyone can participate! We invite everyone to join us as we share our voices and rally our family and friends to help us defeat lung cancer and lung disease one step at a time.

WHY: Funds raised will support our goals of providing $25 million to COVID-19 research; $10 million in lung cancer research; $5 million to increase public health promotion including awareness of early detection tools; and advocating for increasing federal funding for lung cancer research to $450 million by 2021.

REGISTRATION: There is no registration fee. The LUNG FORCE Run/Walk is a fundraising event and all participants are encouraged to raise funds. You can kick-start your fundraising by making a $33 self-donation to earn an official Lung Association Sports Scarf and towards your fundraising goal of raising a minimum of $100 to make a difference in the lives of those who struggle to breathe because of lung disease.

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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