September 17, 20229:30 a.m. (ET)


Duke Island ParkBridgewater, NJ view on map


Erica MasinNJWalk@Lung.org917-210-5647

participants starting the LUNG FORCE Walk

Thank You!

Thank you to all our participants, sponsors, volunteers and community partners for making the LUNG FORCE Walk Bridgewater a success! As a reminder, your fundraising pages will continue to be open through October 15.

Your support continues to move us toward our vision of a world free of lung disease. We look forward to walking with you again next year!


Small Steps, Bold Strides

Join us in the fresh air at this year’s LUNG FORCE Walk Bridgewater, the American Lung Association's signature event to support and promote lung health.

Be part of the FORCE that shapes the event! Learn more about our LUNG FORCE Walk Bridgewater Leadership Committee.

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. And it’s more than a Walk!

  • Visit our Mission Tents to sign a petition promoting lung health in your community, snap a selfie for social media, pay tribute to those living with lung disease and lives lost and more.
  • Recognize community leaders in lung health, including this year's Medical Honoree TBD
  • Hear inspirational stories from LUNG FORCE Heroes and Champions and more.
  • Create a sea of turquoise and compete for the Best Turquoise Outfit prize!
  • Entertain the kids in our Kids Zone, with games, a balloon twister, and more!

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 awareness outreach to vulnerable communities.

Medical Honoree

Sabiha Hussain, MD, MPH
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Sabiha Hussain is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She is the fellowship director as well as director of the post-COVID recovery program and Adult Cystic Fibrosis program. Sabiha also is a director of bronchology and an interventional pulmonologist and sits on the Global Health Steering Committee at the Medical School.

Dr. Hussain is the current president of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Thoracic Society. Her fellowship training was completed at Columbia Presbyterian and undergrad, medical school, and post-graduate training was done at Rutgers University. She recently completed her master’s in public health at the Bloomberg school of public health at Johns Hopkins with a focus on Global Health.

Her research interest is in global health and social determinants of health in the ICU. She is funded to develop a global pulmonary and critical care curriculum with partners in Romania, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic. She recently had her work published in a critical care journal related to the impact COVID had on the ICU in terms of social determinants of health. She is married and has four school-aged children, between the ages of 16 and 3.

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Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $165,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Sharon Skibbee - $5,799.00
    2. Raised $2500 Personal Gift AJ Rathbun - $3,625.00
    3. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Jill DeSimone-Moisan - $3,290.00
    4. Raised $2500 Alyssa Maloney - $2,520.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Marilynn Heinze - $1,685.00
    6. Raised $1000 Rachel Charette - $1,620.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Kaitlyn Ners - $1,501.00
    8. Raised $500 Personal Gift Leonie Rynn - $1,300.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Roslyn Schneider - $1,250.00
    10. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Paul O'Dwyer - $1,195.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Team Terry - $15,310.00
      2. One Team, All In - $7,912.00
      3. RAdata - $6,130.00
      4. Walk with Jill and Greg & Fight Lung Cancer - $3,640.00
      5. Chico's Clan - $3,560.00
      6. NJBK - $2,800.08
      7. Peace, Love and Lungs - $2,781.00
      8. Love Lungs - $2,430.00
      9. Team Renee - $2,300.00
      10. Alpha Tau: Honored to Walk!!! - $2,231.00

      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

      Gold Sponsors

      Hackensack Johnson & Johnson

      Silver Sponsors

      RAdata Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey RWJBarnabas Health

      Bronze Sponsor

      Raise Your Voice Media Sponsor

      National Sponsors

      National Presenting Sponsors

      Kindred Hospitals

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