January 29, 20237:30 a.m. (PT)


Liberty Station NTC ParkSan Diego, CA view on map


Ellen SherwoodEllen.Sherwood@lung.org (619) 213-1310

participants starting the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

LUNG FORCE Walk, locally presented by Sharp Grossmont Hospital, brought together many families on January 29th. It was a grand morning in San Diego at Liberty Station, and we raised our voices to defeat lung cancer and lung disease… But we have not stopped!

We are taking more Small Steps and Bold Strides to Fund the Mission.

Our LUNG FORCE campaign continues through March 31 with hopes of achieving our campaign goal. When you make your gift, you advance critical research, educational programs and important advocacy efforts. And you provide hope for our friends, our neighbors, and our family members with lung disease. Thank you for your support!

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Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $280,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Trini Perez-Ojeda - $3,590.00
    2. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Mark Johnson - $3,120.00
    3. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Jean Walcher - $2,520.00
    4. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Sue Padernacht - $2,500.00
    5. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Brenda Friedman - $2,175.00
    6. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Paula Maglione - $1,746.00
    7. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Jill Arteaga - $1,375.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Carrie Friedman - $1,306.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Michael Welch - $1,245.00
    10. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Philippe Montgrain - $1,175.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Crystal's Angels - $7,915.09
      2. Friedman Force - $4,366.00
      3. Every Breath You Take - $3,260.00
      4. Team JW - $3,111.00
      5. Team DysFUNctional - $3,055.00
      6. Pader-Tash - $2,950.00
      7. Tony's Team - $2,885.00
      8. Team Ray - $2,655.00
      9. SDGE - $2,610.00
      10. TEAM FRANCINE :) - $2,390.00

      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

      Thank You to Our Local Presenting Sponsor

      Sharp Grossmont Hospital
      Osceola Consulting, LLC Burns & McDonnell EY Capgemini Sanofi Regeneron
      San Diego Air Pollution Control District Biological Dynamics International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569 San Diego Community Power

      Special Thanks to SDG&E For Our Clean Transportation Partnership


      Thank You to Our In-Kind Sponsors

      J. Walcher Communications Let's Roam Port of San Diego

      National Sponsors

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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