LCRC EVENT IMPORTANT INFO
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OUR EVENT SPONSORS
Lung Cancer is the leading cause of death in Charlotte County.
Your generous support as a sponsor for the Southwest Florida Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & the Mile of Memories Memorial Walk will make a significant contribution to changing the facts about lung cancer and begin to help make a difference.
THANK YOU for participating in the 2013 RUN/WALK!
The inaugural SW Florida Run/Walk is "in the book"! Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk & Mile of Memories Memorial Walk has been presented by South Florida Ford Dealers to raise awareness and support in the movement to defeat lung cancer. It was a fun day and a successful event! Pictures and standings coming soon. Proceeds raised will benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council's research, education and awareness programs right here in Southwest Florida! Donations will remain open through the end of 2013. There is still time to support your team - or just make a donation.
You will be asked to provide the team name on the last screen
Who Should Care About Lung Cancer
Anyone with lungs can develop lung cancer. It is a disease that claims more lives than breast, prostate, colon and kidney cancers COMBINED, making it the leading cause of cancer deaths. Over 160,000 lives are lost to this devastating disease each year. Despite this, lung cancer research remains underfunded. The lack of research funding dramatically slows the progress for developing new treatments and saving lives.
The fact is that 1-in-13 men and 1-in-16 women will be diagnosed with the disease; only 15 percent will survive 5 years beyond their diagnosis.
Lung cancer matters to everyone. There are an estimated 70 million former smokers in the United States who kicked the habit and have done the right thing for their health. Many people quit smoking decades ago. Yet, 15 percent of those former smokers are at high risk of developing lung cancer sometime during their lifetime. That's 14 million Americans who could die prematurely from lung cancer if progress does not come soon.
The focus of the Lung Cancer Research Council will be to save and extend lives by supporting the screening and early detection of lung cancer.
Our MISSION and GOAL
Our mission is to increase public awareness and understanding about lung cancer, support programs for early detection and treatment, and help find a cure.
Research, awareness and advocacy have been the catalyst for improvements in the screening, diagnosis and treatments of other cancers. We need to do the same for lung cancer. Research investment saves lives!
In 2013, the Lung Cancer Research Council seeks to engage lung cancer survivors, family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers in SW Florida. The opportunity to partner together will help in advancing lung cancer awareness, accelerating research and improving outcomes for lung cancer patients. We are excited for you to join us! Your commitment to work with us will improve the lives of many people in our community.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in America,
yet gets less research funding than other major cancer groups.
You can make a difference!
33 Teams Participated!
- Team Michelle Gebo-Mott ($50)
- Ready, Set, Go! ($75)
- Millennium Cares ($1504)
- Thriving in Florida ($1095)
- Team John | Chris ($240)
- Jogging for Jill ($175)
- Chausse Team ($100)
- Charlotte County Lung Cancer Support Group ($2587)
- Breath Savers ($1570)
- Baird Family ($95)
- Team Cappiello ($2390)
- Team Irene Corbin ($60)
- Team Fit ($100)
- Team British Airways ($546)
- Julie's Jewels ($170)
- Cool Runnings ($550)
- Vasquez Team ($575)
- Amimoto ($125)
- Buffalo Graffix ($250)
- Cooke Family ($80)
- Virginia B Andes Vol. Comm. Clinic ($475)
- South Florida FORD ($655)
- Lynn is Loved ($75)
- Team Truly Nolan ($565)
- Team Kelley ($105)
- South Florida Ford ($655)
- MedSol Clinical Research Center ($375)
- Marketing Arm International ($325)
- Kumon Math & Reading Center ($65)
- Joseph R. Schortz, CPA, PLLC ($50)
- IPC ($45)
- Farr Runners ($671)
- Don Gasgarth Ford (Thank You!)
[Last updated: 2013-12-04]