June 25, 20229:30 AM (ET)


Manhattanville CollegePurchase, NY view on map


Lisa BurdzyWCWalk@Lung.org917-210-5651

Fundraising is open until July 25th.

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



Our awesome photos from Walk Day will be available soon!

  • 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. Donate today.
  • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this year's event.

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Let’s Get Moving

Join us in the fresh air at this year’s LUNG FORCE Walk Westchester, 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 Westchester Leadership Committee.

New this year - our LUNG FORCE Student Ambassador program! Invite students at your local school to be champions for lung health and take a stand against vaping — all while building their professional experience!

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 – Dr. Samantha D’Annunzio.
  • 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!

Medical Honoree:
Dr. Samantha D'Annunzio - Westmed Medical Group

Samantha D’Annunzio is a lifelong New Yorker who has been a practicing Pulmonary Critical Care physician for the past five years. She completed all her medical training at New York University and fell in love with the field of pulmonary medicine. After completing fellowship, she joined the Westmed Medical Group as an outpatient Pulmonologist, as well as a Critical Care physician at Greenwich Hospital.

She finds joy in meeting patients in the outpatient setting and navigating various diagnoses and diseases from asthma to lung cancer. Most importantly, she takes great privilege in her role as a bronchoscopist, when she often must secure a diagnosis for those patients at a very stressful time of their lives.

In these various roles, Samantha continues to be her patient’s strongest advocate and a friendly face in difficult and scary times. Outside of Westmed, Samantha volunteers her efforts with the American Association of Chest Physicians, where she is involved in various patient education endeavors. Samantha lives in West Harrison, New York with her husband Mike and two children, Dean and Vince.

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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. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this year's event.


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Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase, NY 10577


Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $150,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Michael Settler - $20,886.00
    2. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Samantha D'Annunzio - $10,680.00
    3. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Lauren Nachstein - $6,725.00
    4. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Adelina Clarke - $2,930.00
    5. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Peggy Ohnmacht - $2,654.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Charlotte Brachlow - $2,090.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Mariann Casagrande - $2,030.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Alyson O'Connor - $1,924.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Nancy Guttormsen - $1,540.00
    10. Raised $1000 Katie Mulligan - $1,500.00

    Top Teams

      1. Uncle Buck Strong - $25,400.00
      2. Love Your Lungs - $13,757.00
      3. Inspire - $11,930.00
      4. bighouse warriors - $10,978.00
      5. Patricia's Pride - $6,907.00
      6. MAC's Endoscopettes - $2,585.00
      7. Six Cats - $2,380.00
      8. We Walk For Nana - $2,249.00
      9. Team ALA White Plains - $1,810.00
      10. Team CVS "The Divine Region 9" - $1,500.00

      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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