January 30, 20227:30 a.m. (PT)


Liberty Station NTC Park San Diego, CA view on map


Jessica LeonJessica.leon@lung.org619-213-1364


Thank You For Coming

22118_inset.jpgOver 1,000 people attended 2022 LUNG FORCE Walk - Southern California

We are still accepting donations! Help us reach our goal.  

We had nearly 1,000 participants and volunteers at January 30th’s event. We enjoyed the scenic walk of Liberty Station’s NTC Park, the waffles, games for the children, and fun prizes – but most of all we enjoyed the wonderful people we shared this important morning with – you carried the day!

We were also joined by Tony Gwynn Jr. of the San Diego Padres, the Aztec Cheerleaders, and Gulliver from The Gulls. Our presenting sponsors SDG&E shared the benefits of driving electric vehicles with test drives and Sharp Grossmont Hospital taught us the importance of early detection for lung cancer to save lives.

Together we raised over $240,000 (and counting). If you already donated, thank you! If you haven’t donated yet, it’s not too late. Make a personal donation via your Personal Fundraising Page.

Without dedicated individuals like you, the American Lung Association would not be able to fulfill its lifesaving mission of improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

Double your impact with Matching Gifts. Submit your donations for a match from your employer. Follow this link for more information.

If you haven’t started fundraising, it’s not too late. Make a donation and raise $150+ to qualify for an additional LUNG FORCE Walk incentive.

Thanks for walking. Thanks for donating. Thanks for everything! We hope to see you again next year.

We will be back in touch soon about “Dinner with the Doc’s” Community Connections talks with Tony Gwynn Jr. and Dr. Tim Morris, as well as CHAMPIONS UNITE – the one and only pro athletes talent competition in the southland. You can register for free now here.

The LUNG FORCE Walk provides critical funds for lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and pandemic defense and prevention through our COVID-19 Action Initiative and vaccine outreach.

2455 Cushing Rd
San Diego, CA 92106


Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $250,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Mark Johnson - $5,880.00
    2. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Trini Perez-Ojeda - $4,754.00
    3. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Brenda Friedman - $2,241.00
    4. Raised $1000 Gloria Poole Repik - $2,185.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Samantha Weigand - $1,650.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift David Madsen - $1,495.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Jan Ripplinger - $1,300.00
    8. Raised $1000 Traci LaRosa - $1,120.00
    9. Raised $500 Personal Gift Christina Di Stefano - $965.00
    10. Raised $500 Personal Gift Natasha Dowling - $685.00

    Top Teams

      1. Crystal's Angels - $11,311.00
      2. MSW - $8,919.00
      3. Every Breath You Take - $5,980.00
      4. aTyr Pharma - $5,126.00
      5. Friedman Force - $3,643.00
      6. ALA Mission Committee - $3,585.00
      7. Welch's Wild and Wacky Whistling Walkers - $3,250.00
      8. SDGE - $3,204.50
      9. VanEck - $2,875.00
      10. Live Lung And Prosper - $2,620.00

      Why We Need You

      Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among women and men. Someone is diagnosed with lung cancer every two minutes and 14 seconds. 4 in 5 of those diagnosed will ultimately die of the disease.

      Why We're Hopeful

      More Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. The survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6% in the last 5 years. Your support will help us continue the progress in our efforts to defeat lung cancer.



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