May 8 - 14, 20228:00 a.m. (ET)


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Kayle Rourkekayle.rourke@lung.org 954-524-4658

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $95,000.00


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Join us for the 2022 South Florida LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover!

This year LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover falls on the week of May 8-14 and we need YOU to help turn the town TURQUOISE!

During Turquoise Takeover you can participate in a fun-filled week of activities, including the Ambassador Program and South Florida's Virtual LUNG FORCE Run/Walk. It doesn't matter whether you stroll, saunter, power-walk, or run: all are welcome.

The LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover provides critical funds for lifesaving research and programs, early detection initiatives, and pandemic defense, relief, and prevention through our COVID-19 Action Initiative and vaccine education resources.

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.


Help us to unlock the $35,000 match!

Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits have committed to being a force against lung cancer, and they are challenging members of the community to do the same. Dollar for dollar, every donation will be matched 1:1 through the month of June. That's a total of $35,000 on the line! We ask you to join the historical movement in the fight against lung cancer by making a meaningful contribution to the Turquoise Takeover 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


Thank you to all our fundraisers!

Top Participants

    1. Raised $1000 Stacey Eisdorfer - $1,585.75
    2. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Sharon Klein - $1,525.00
    3. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Linda Parsons-Danisovszky - $1,500.00
    4. Raised $1000 Riley Burke - $1,177.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Nicole & Joey Reyes - $1,000.00
    6. Raised $250 Lori Adelson - $422.00
    7. Raised $150 Personal Gift Gabrielle DiTommaso - $225.00
    8. Raised $150 Andrea Eastaugh - $200.00
    9. Raised $150 Personal Gift Debra Stoltz - $164.00
    10. Raised $150 Personal Gift Olivia Coldwell - $150.00

    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

    Turquoise Takeover Matching Gift Sponsors

    Tito's Handmade Vodka Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits
    Kelley Uustal Denison Yachting We Florida Financial Memorial Cancer Institute Parents Choice

    Turquoise Takeover Winterfest Boat Sponsors

    15th Street Fisheries Drum Realty Alhambra Orchestra Rotary Club of Fort Lauderdale/Cypress Creek Water Taxi Fort Lauderdale

    National Sponsors

    National Presenting Sponsors

    Kindred Hospitals

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