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.

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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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