LUNGevity Raises Nearly $275,000 at Annual 5k Run

Earlier this month, a philanthropic DC area community stormed the National Mall for LUNGevity Foundation’s 9th Annual Breathe Deep DC 5k run and walk, an annual event that raises funds and awareness for life-saving research, education, support and services for those diagnosed with lung cancer.



Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft, who lost his wife to lung cancer in 2011, and NBC4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer welcomed participants and helped celebrate the nearly $275,000 raised for LUNGevity at this year’s walk.

Claire and Emma Sorkin, daughters of the late Jerry Sorkin, founder of Breathe Deep DC, LUNGevity Board’s Vice Chairman, and a nine-year lung cancer survivor who passed away in 2016, honored their father’s legacy by holding the ribbon for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

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