October 15, 2022


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Catherine WidemireEventsCLE@Lung.org216-524-5864

participants starting the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

From the bottom of our lungs, THANK YOU to all of our participants, sponsors, committee members, volunteers and supporters for an incredible LUNG FORCE Run/Walk presented by Cleveland Clinic. Your support makes our work possible for the more than 1.6 million Ohioians living with lung disease.

Photos will be posted soon in our online event photo gallery, share your photos in our local American Lung Association in Cleveland Facebook Group and we’ll be sure to add them to the collection.

Runners of the 5K race can find race results HERE.

Participants are encouraged to complete our post-event survey to provide feedback and insight to help the American Lung Association staff team and volunteer committee to continue to host and plan our signature fundraising events.

*Incentive Deadline* Anyone who raises $150 or more by November 15 qualifies for an a LUNG FORCE incentive through the national fundraising incentive program.

With nearly 37 million people affected by lung disease in the US, each and every dollar raised will support lung disease research, educational programs and advocacy efforts. We need your help today to ensure there is a future free of lung disease with healthy air to breathe! Fundraising for our annual event will remain open through November 15, 2022.

Do you have additional donations to turn it? Please mail checks, along with the participant name these should be attributed with to our office address:

American Lung Association
Attn: LUNG FORCE Run/Walk Cleveland
5755 Granger Rd., Ste. 905
Independence, OH 44131

Interested in volunteering or getting involved with other local events?

Contact us at EventsCLE@Lung.org or 216-524-5864. Stay connected to local American Lung Association in Cleveland events and LUNG FORCE Cleveland activities by joining our American Lung Association in Cleveland Facebook Group and on Instagram.


Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $80,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Personal Gift Tracy Goldhardt - $2,564.00
    2. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Rick Gross - $1,360.00
    3. Raised $1000 Sumita Khatri - $1,000.00
    4. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Andrew Moses - $1,000.00
    5. Kevin Gross - $775.00
    6. Raised $500 Personal Gift Josephine Shaia - $614.00
    7. Raised $500 Personal Gift Kathy Hrutkay - $600.00
    8. Raised $500 Personal Gift Meghan VanCleve - $575.00
    9. Raised $500 Personal Gift Elizabeth Judson BSN, RN - $560.00
    10. Raised $500 Personal Gift Timothy McConaghy - $500.00

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    Top Teams

      1. SYC Walks for John. - $5,280.00
      2. Tracy's 02 Crew, We've got LUNGevity - $4,431.22
      3. Carol's Crew - $4,270.00
      4. Cleveland Clinic Bronchos - $3,299.00
      5. OneAZ - $1,260.00
      6. Marlene's Marchers - $1,165.00
      7. Team Betty - $1,065.00
      8. A(A) Team - $1,015.00
      9. ALA Team CLE - $735.00
      10. Team Debbie B - $715.00

      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.



      Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

      Presenting Sponsor

      Cleveland Clinic

      Local Sponsors

      AstraZeneca Genentech Novartis GSK Teva Sanofi Orangetheory Restore

      Community Partner

      Sanson Produce VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System University Hospitals Biggby Coffee Cleveland Division of Fire Groove With Portia Branches of Wellness

      National Sponsors

      National Presenting Sponsors

      Kindred Hospitals

      Learn more about National Sponsors