Our Walk Safe Commitment includes spatial distancing, health screenings, sanitation protocols, and face masks.
The American Lung Association is committed to the health and safety of our participants and volunteers. We will continue to closely monitor public health conditions and CDC guidelines as we plan for the 2021 event.
It doesn't matter whether you stroll, saunter, or power-walk: all are welcome at LUNG FORCE Walks. It’s a celebratory atmosphere for all ages and abilities.
Your safety is always our number one priority. We are continually monitoring local conditions with regard to COVID-19. Check this page for the most up-to-date information about the event.
There’s even a Walk Your Way virtual option for those who can’t make it to the event.
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.
Register today and save your spot at the LUNG FORCE Walk Bridgewater on Saturday, October 2 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this year's event.
MEDICAL HONOREE — Mary Stober Murray
Mary Stober Murray is a native New Jerseyan with more than 15 years of experience in health equity, pharmaceutical development and management, with a particular focus on the diverse populations of people living with cancer and lung disease. In her current role at the non-profit National Minority Quality Forum, Mary leads collaborative efforts, such as the Diverse Cancer Communities Working Group. These efforts bring patient representatives together with industry and providers to share tools and co-create successful approaches for improving treatments and outcomes for people living with chronic disease, including lung cancer, asthma and now coronavirus. In her previous role at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mary led initiatives in clinical trial operations to make sure clinical trials are accessible and reflect the needs of the clinical trial participants. Mary has a Masters in Population Health (MPH) from Thomas Jefferson University and an MBA from Thunderbird. She lives in Princeton, NJ with her husband, George, and son, Joe.
Every two minutes and 14 seconds someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with lung cancer, and 4 in 5 of those diagnosed will ultimately die from the disease. Yet, more Americans than ever are surviving lung cancer. While the disease remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both women and men, over the past five years, the survival rate has increased by a dramatic 13% to 22.6%. Your support will help us continue the progress in our efforts to defeat lung cancer.