June 15, 20249:30 AM


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participants posing for a photo at the LUNG FORCE Walk

Small Steps, Bold Strides

Here are all the walk day details you need to know to help make your day a smooth success!

Online registration is now closed! You can register onsite on walk day if you haven't registered yet.

Join us and turn small steps into bold strides toward a world without lung cancer and lung disease.

It doesn't matter how you roll, whether you like to saunter, power-walk or stroll: all are welcome at the Ninth Annual LUNG FORCE Walk - Hudson Valley. It’s a celebratory atmosphere for all ages and abilities. Here's what you can expect on Walk Day:

  • 9:30 a.m. Registration, Mission Tents & Exhibitors Open
  • 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting & Walk Start
  • 12:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony & Barbeque on the field

Can’t make it? There’s a Walk Your Way virtual option to join in the fun from afar! Proceeds fund lifesaving research, early detection initiatives, and awareness outreach to vulnerable communities.

Medical Honoree
Darren Rohan, MD FACS

Darren Rohan, MD FACS is a board-certified Thoracic Surgeon. He has been practicing in the Hudson Valley since 2007. Dr. Rohan currently holds the position of Westchester Regional Director of Thoracic Surgery for Northwell Health. He practices primarily at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco and Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow. Dr. Rohan has been at the forefront of robotic chest surgery since 2012. He was the first surgeon in the Hudson Valley to use the da Vinci robot to treat patients with lung cancer, as well as the first surgeon in the country to perform lung resections with the da Vinci XI robot. In his current role at Northwell, he has developed a high volume, comprehensive, top quality robotic lung surgery program in Westchester County. In addition, he was instrumental in starting a cat scan screening program for patients that are at high risk for lung cancer. Dr. Rohan graduated with his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He did his surgical training at Boston University and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He currently lives in Ridgefield, CT.

Together We've Raised…

  • Raised:

    Goal: $150,000.00

Top Participants

    1. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Michael Settler - $22,473.00
    2. Raised $5000 Personal Gift Joe Zito/ Sue Andreaggi - $5,070.00
    3. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Donna and Mo Fayyaz - $4,555.00
    4. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Adelina Clarke - $3,550.00
    5. Raised $2500 Personal Gift David Katz - $3,015.00
    6. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Nancy & Jim Guttormsen - $3,005.00
    7. Raised $2500 Personal Gift Michelle Tighe - $2,775.00
    8. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Charlotte Brachlow - $2,000.00
    9. Raised $1000 Personal Gift June Burke - $1,827.00
    10. Raised $1000 Personal Gift Lauren Nachstein - $1,185.00

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    Top Teams

      1. Uncle Buck Strong - $24,128.00
      2. Bighouse Warriors - $17,000.00
      3. Love Your Lungs - $7,951.00
      4. In Honor of Gin Goon - $7,665.00
      5. Team Lungevity - $5,960.00
      6. Inspire - $3,561.00
      7. White Plains Hospital - $3,275.00
      8. CVS Region 12 - District 06 - $2,269.00
      9. A Breath of Fresh Air - $2,152.00
      10. Northwell Healthy Lungs - $2,045.00

      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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      White Plains Hospital

      Take A Stand Sponsor

      Hudson Valley Radon

      Mission Sponsors

      Northern Westchester Restorative AstraZeneca

      Community Partner

      Hudson Valley Renegades

      Boehringer Ingelheim

      National Sponsors

      National Corporate Team Partner

      Kindred Hospitals

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