November 2023 - May 2024


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Nicole ReyesNicole.Reyes@Lung.org954-745-8409

Turquoise Takeover

Join us for the 2024 South Florida LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover!

The South Florida LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover is a multi-month campaign, which kicks off in November for Lung Cancer Awareness month and culminates in the celebration of Lung Cancer Action week (Turquoise Takeover Week) in May. Numerous community events, and memorable awareness activities will be hosted throughout the season.

This year's LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover falls on the week of May 6 - 12, and we need YOU to help turn the town TURQUOISE!

During Turquoise Takeover Week you can play a vital role as an Ambassador by participating in our many Spirit Week activities, hosting your own Turquoise Takeover fundraising event with your coworkers or friends & family, registering as a LUNG FORCE Hero (as a lung cancer survivor or a loved one of someone impacted by lung cancer), or even organizing your own Turquoise Takeover Run/Walk.

The LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover provides critical funds for lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and local/ online support programs.

Register today and YOU can help make a difference in your community. By registering you are committing to becoming a lung health advocate via participating in the LUNG FORCE Run/Walk, Light the Way Luminary Procession and/or becoming a Turquoise Takeover Ambassador.

Special Events

Stay tuned for more details on the following fun events, designed to engage Turquoise Takeover ambassadors throughout the season, while raising critical funds towards a cure.

Up Next: our Turquoise Takeover Spirit Week!

  • Monday, May 6th: Painting with a Turquoise Twist at Marine Industries of South Florida
  • Tuesday, May 7th: Breathe-Easy Yoga with Barbara Newmann
  • Wednesday, May 8th: To be confirmed
  • Thursday, May 9th: To be confirmed
  • Friday, May 10th: Shop for a Cause Day
  • Saturday, May 11th: Smash the Stats Day


For Sponsorship opportunities, or to participate as a retail/ restaurant partner, please contact Thiago.Olmedo@lung.org.


Every Dollar You Donate Today Will Be Matched!

Help us unlock the match!

Local sponsors will be supporting a meaningful Matching Gift Challenge, designed to inspire community members and double the dollars raised by our Ambassadors! This match will help us get that much closer to a lung cancer-free for all families impacted by this devastating disease.

Tito's Handmade Vodka and additional sponsors have committed to being a force against lung cancer. Every dollar raised for this campaign, from now until June 30th, will be matched 1:1.

We ask you to join this historical movement in the fight against lung cancer by becoming a Turquoise Takeover Ambassador and/or making a contribution to the Matching Gift Challenge today!

DID YOU KNOW: Every dollar we raise, 90 cents goes right back to support local research and provide education and patient programs to help the 37 million Americans impacted by lung disease and lung cancer, the #1 cancer-related death in this country.

Don't know anyone that's participating?

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $110,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Stacey Eisdorfer - $4,400.00
    2. Glenn Singer, MD - $3,854.00
    3. Raised $2500 Riley Burke - $3,755.00
    4. Personal Gift Sharon Klein - $1,868.70
    5. Andrea Eastaugh - $1,250.00
    6. Personal Gift Michael Fischer - $500.00
    7. Personal Gift Nicole Reyes - $345.00
    8. Debra Stoltz - $232.00
    9. Personal Gift Barbara Newman - $231.00
    10. Personal Gift Tara Kennedy - $150.00

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    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.



    Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

    Tito's Vodka
    We Florida Financial Memorial Cancer Institute
    Parent's Choice Medical Daycare Tarpon River Brewing Florida Department of Health

    National Sponsors

    National Corporate Team Partner

    Kindred Hospitals

    Learn more about National Sponsors