January 29, 20237:30 a.m. (PT)


Liberty Station NTC ParkSan Diego, CA view on map


Ellen SherwoodEllen.Sherwood@lung.org (619) 213-1310

participants starting the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

Join us for an exciting lung health and healthy air morning walk… Together, let’s turn small steps into bold strides toward a world without lung cancer and lung disease. The LUNG FORCE Walk, locally presented by Sharp Grossmont Hospital, provides critical funds for lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and awareness outreach to vulnerable communities.

Schedule of Activities

7:30 AM - Festival Opens with STAR 94.1 Radio Personality Delana Bennett and Walk Chair Andrew Haney of Burns & McDonnell BASE Camp, EV Ride & Drive, Climb Wall, Batting Cage, Interactive Sponsor Booths, Coffee, Music
8:30 AM - Opening Ceremony with Former San Diego Padre Outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.
8:50 AM - Zumba Warm-Up with Party Fitness Social Club
9:00 AM - 5K Fun Run Start
9:05 AM - 5K Walk Start
9:15 AM - One-mile Loop Start
10:30 AM - Awards & Prizes
11:30 AM - Activities close and Liberty Station restaurants and merchants await your visit

It doesn't matter how you roll, whether you like to saunter, power-walk or stroll. You can even run to your lungs' content at LUNG FORCE Walk. There's a Walk Your Way virtual option for those who can't make it to the event. Furry Friends are welcomed.


Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $280,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Trini Perez-Ojeda - $3,590.00
    2. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Jean Walcher - $2,520.00
    3. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Sue Padernacht - $2,500.00
    4. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Mark Johnson - $2,360.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Brenda Friedman - $2,175.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Paula Maglione - $1,706.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Jill Arteaga - $1,375.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Carrie Friedman - $1,241.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Michael Welch - $1,195.00
    10. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Philippe Montgrain - $1,175.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Crystal's Angels - $7,790.09
      2. Friedman Force - $4,301.00
      3. Team JW - $3,111.00
      4. Team DysFUNctional - $3,055.00
      5. Pader-Tash - $2,950.00
      6. Tony's Team - $2,885.00
      7. Team Ray - $2,560.00
      8. Every Breath You Take - $2,500.00
      9. Tafua Strong - $2,330.00
      10. TEAM FRANCINE :) - $2,260.00

      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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      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Thank You to Our Local Presenting Sponsor

      Sharp Grossmont Hospital
      Osceola Consulting, LLC Burns & McDonnell EY Capgemini Sanofi Regeneron
      San Diego Air Pollution Control District Biological Dynamics International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569 San Diego Community Power

      Special Thanks to SDG&E For Our Clean Transportation Partnership


      Thank You to Our In-Kind Sponsors

      J. Walcher Communications Let's Roam Port of San Diego

      National Sponsors

      National Presenting Sponsors

      Kindred Hospitals

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