May 5, 202411:00 AM (PT)


Liberty Station NTC ParkSan Diego, CA view on map


Michelle Gonzales-LopezMichelle.Gonzales@lung.org619-683-7514

participants posing for a photo at the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

Join us and turn small steps into bold strides toward a world without lung cancer and lung disease, like asthma and COPD.

Come out and experience the celebratory and welcoming atmosphere of a LUNG FORCE event.

It doesn't matter how you roll, whether you like to saunter, run, power-walk or stroll: all apply at the Tenth Annual LUNG FORCE Walk - California. It’s a celebratory atmosphere for all ages and abilities. Furry friends are welcome. Here's what you can expect on Walk Day:

11:00 a.m. - Registration & Festival Opens
Lung Discovery Tent, Interactive Booths, Electric Vehicles, Coffee & Churros

12:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony with STAR 94.1 Radio Personality DeIana Bennett

12:30 p.m. - Walk Start & Beer Garden & Food Trucks Open

1:30 p.m. - Awards & Prizes

2:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony

3:00 p.m. - Festival ends

The LUNG FORCE Walk provides critical funds for lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and awareness outreach to vulnerable communities.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $250,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Jana Ondrechen Hallford - $5,438.00
    2. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Mark Johnson - $5,394.00
    3. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Alison Masuko - $3,182.15
    4. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Paula Maglione - $2,602.21
    5. Raised $1000 Kerri Favela - $2,300.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Brenda Harrisson - $1,755.04
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Diane Kung - $1,605.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Ellen Sherwood - $1,216.60
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Carrie Friedman - $1,080.06
    10. Raised $1000 Wayde Masuko - $1,075.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Team Chris Castle - $9,127.15
      2. Team Jayna - $5,538.00
      3. Every Breath You Take - $5,474.00
      4. Team Eva - $5,225.00
      5. Crystal's Angels - $4,685.00
      6. Friedman Force - $3,764.62
      7. UC San Diego Health Team - $3,627.98
      8. Live Lung & Prosper - $3,509.00
      9. Welch's Wild and Wacky Whistling Walkers - $3,270.00
      10. Team Ray - $3,267.21

      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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      UHC Air Pollution Control District San Diego Foundation Sam's Club La Mesa Rehab Osceola Consulting LLC Electric Vehicle Association Capgemini Alesmith Bay City Brewing Olympus We Mail For You Let's Roam Pizza Port Athletic Brewing Company LLC Pulmonx IBEW 569 Dave's Hot Chicken iHeart Radio QuitCarbon

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      Kindred Hospitals

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