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Day of Event Information

We look forward to seeing you on June 26 at Manhattanville College in Purchase NY! Let’s walk through the event day details.

Please arrive at the Walk by 9:30 AM to check-in or register.

The day’s festivities will include:
9:30 a.m. Registration Opens
10:00 a.m. LUNG FORCE Hero Photo in Hero Tent
10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony & Fitness Warm-Up Hear stories from LUNG FORCE Heroes and learn how your involvement in LUNG FORCE is helping the American Lung Association to make lung cancer and other lung disease history.
11:00 a.m. Ribbon Cutting & Walk Start
12:15 p.m. Closing Ceremony & Fundraising Awards

Parking and Driving Directions

Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase St
Purchase, NY 10577

Parking is available at Manhattanville College. Details will be sent to participants the week of the Walk

Get Directions

Parking is available at the Dammann Hall lot of Manhattanville College.

Driving Directions:

From New York City

  • Deegan Expressway/New York State Thruway (I-87) north to exit 8. Right to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), east to Hutchinson River Parkway. North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

From Long Island

  • Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge north to Hutchinson River Parkway north to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

From Upstate New York and Northern New Jersey

  • Tappan Zee Bridge East to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287). East to Hutchinson River Parkway (Exit 9 north). North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.
  • OR George Washington Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway east. Follow signs for Thru Traffic and I-87/Thruway north to exit 8. Right to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), east to Hutchinson River Parkway. North on Hutchinson River Parkway to exit 27 (in New York, not Connecticut) at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

From Putnam and Dutchess Counties

  • South on I-684 to exit 2. Follow Route 120 south (Puchase Street) to campus (about 4 miles).

From Connecticut

  • Merritt Parkway South to Hutchinson River Parkway south to exit 27 in New York (not in Connecticut). Turn right onto Route 120 (Purchase Street) and follow to campus on left,
  • OR New England Thruway South to Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287) west to Hutchinson River Parkway north (exit 9). Hutchinson River Parkway north to exit 27 at Route 120 (Purchase Street). Left on Purchase Street to campus.

Commercial Vehicles

  • The Hutchinson River Parkway, Saw Mill River Parkway, Merritt Parkway, Sprain Brook Parkway, Taconic Parkway, and Bronx River Parkway all have severe height clearance limitations and do not permit most commercial vehicles. As an alternate, use 87 from the south or west, or 95 from the east, to 287. Follow exits to 684 north. From the north, use 684 south. Get off at exit 2, Westchester Airport; follow Route 120 south (Purchase Street) to campus (about 4 miles).

By Train or Bus

  • Metro North Railroad from NYC Grand Central Terminal. Harlem Division Line to White Plains.
  • OR Anderson Hill Road bus (Bee-Line No. 12) or Taxi to the campus.

LUNG FORCE Heroes

Today we will salute and remember our LUNG FORCE Heroes! They include people living with or a survivor of lung cancer, COVID-19 or another lung disease, and those we have lost! LUNG FORCE Champions are caregivers, family members, friends or co-workers who know or have lost someone to lung cancer or another lung disease.

Our Heroes and Champions can share their powerful voices on our website! These real-life stories help raise awareness and educate the public about what it’s like to have lung cancer or lung disease. Heroes may be asked to share their story at a LUNG FORCE Walk Kickoff event, Corporate Recruitment event and/or on Walk day.

If you're interested in becoming a LUNG FORCE Hero, please contact Lisa Burdzy. We invite you to Share Your Voice and also read about other people's moving experiences.


The 2020 LUNG FORCE Walk Westchester Medical Honorees

Westchester Walk Medical Honorees 1Dr. Cynthia Chin is a thoracic surgeon and Director of the Women’s Cancer Program Services at White Plains Hospital. Dr. Chin has extensive experience treating both benign and malignant conditions of the chest. Using minimally invasive video-assisted techniques (VATS) in the treatment of cancers of the lung, esophagus, and thymus as well as myasthenia gravis, her patients recover faster, have minimal pain and fewer complications, and resume active, functional lives more quickly.

 

 

Westchester Walk Medical Honorees 2Dr. Todd Weiser joined the Division of Thoracic Surgery at White Plains Hospital Center in 2011 as Chief, Thoracic Surgery. Dr. Weiser’s main clinical focus is the surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the chest and chest wall, specializing in surgical management of the trachea (airway) and minimally invasive treatment of lung cancer. Dr. Weiser also specializes in surgical resection of esophageal cancer. In addition to his expertise in removing Thoracic cancers, he is facile with the state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures in staging lung and esophageal cancer.

 

 


Spirit Poms

At registration, you will be given a Spirit Pom to wave with pride as you walk. In this small, spirited way, we can recognize loved ones who are currently struggling with lung disease and our Champions.


LUNG FORCE ACTION Passport

Visit each of our passport tents to learn more about our mission and earn yourself a stamp. All participants who complete their LUNG FORCE ACTION Passport by collecting all five stamps will be eligible to win a prize!


Thank You to Our Local Sponsors

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors

Northwell Northern Westchester Hospital Northwell Phelps Hospital

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor

White Plains Hospital

Thank You to Our Media Sponsor

Westchester Magazine

Thank You to Our Community Sponsors

Veracyte Jeffries
 

Thank You to Our National Sponsors

Nationally Presented by

CVS Health

 National Corporate Team Partner

Kindred Healthcare
  

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