May 21, 20229:30 a.m. (ET)


Pier 16 at South Street SeaportNew York City, NY view on map


Emily AmitinNYCWalk@Lung.org917-210-5649

two women waving ribbons at a LUNG FORCE Walk

Fundraising is open until June 30th.

Thank you, walkers, sponsors, donors and volunteers, for making this year’s Walk the best day ever!


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Medical Honoree

Dr. Elaine Shum
NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center

Dr. Elaine Shum is an Assistant Professor and thoracic medical oncologist at NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center. She graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s in Science in Biology and attended Stony Brook University School of Medicine for her medical degree. She completed her hematology and oncology fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine. After fellowship she joined Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center, where she sees patients with thoracic malignancies and in the Phase I program. She is the principal investigator of several thoracic oncology and Phase I clinical trials. Her research interests include targeted therapies for lung cancer, early detection for lung cancer and lung cancer in never smokers.

One of Dr. Shum’s main reasons to pursue a career in oncology was the opportunity to foster relationships with her patients as they navigate through their diagnosis and treatment as well as being able to offer novel treatments. In addition, she has found an amazing community of patient advocates and colleagues within lung cancer and feels privileged to work alongside them. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $230,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Megan Green - $13,565.00
    2. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Maxwell Bieber - $5,483.00
    3. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Kristen Cowley - $5,220.00
    4. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Jonathon Rosen - $5,022.62
    5. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Jasmine Quiles - $5,000.00
    6. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Amy Wolf Katzenback - $4,935.00
    7. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Emily Yehezkel - $4,350.22
    8. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Nicole Sturiano - $3,995.00
    9. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Mira Bieber - $3,232.00
    10. Raised $1000 Nancy Rooney - $3,075.00

    Top Teams

      1. Board Walkers - $20,267.62
      2. The A-Team - $16,385.00
      3. Karen's Kindness - $15,051.00
      4. Moving forward - $12,129.00
      5. Wolfpack - $11,195.00
      6. Jaynee's Angels - $8,650.22
      7. Team Jeanine - $6,140.00
      8. CVS Region 8 - District 9 - $5,871.00
      9. Angie's Angels - $5,360.00
      10. Ali's Nine - $5,145.00

      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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