Why We Turn Turquoise

We turn turquoise for people. For patients and their loved ones. For colleagues and neighbors. For everyone affected by lung disease. We turn turquoise because together we can defeat lung cancer and lung disease one step at a time.

What is a LUNG FORCE Hero?

LUNG FORCE Heroes are patients, caregivers, family, friends and co-workers of those who are impacted by lung cancer. Our Heroes share their powerful journeys — stories which help raise awareness and the research funding needed to defeat lung cancer for once and for all. Heroes may also be asked to speak at a LUNG FORCE Run/Walk Kick-off event, LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day, Corporate Recruitment event and/or on Run/Walk day.

If you're interested in becoming a LUNG FORCE Hero, please register as a LUNG FORCE Hero on the registration page, and then contact Nicole Reyes for next steps. Local LUNG FORCE Heroes will be given the opportunity to participate in speaking opportunities throughout the season and will be invited to join the local American Lung Association at the LUNG FORCE Sunset Soiree in June, where they will be honored in the Light the Way Luminary Procession*. Everyone's story is unique, and we appreciate you getting involved and becoming a LUNG FORCE Hero!

* This opportunity is reserved for Heroes that meet the fundraising minimum.

Meet some of our LUNG FORCE Heroes

Milli W.'s Story

Christy F.'s Story