Making Strides Against Lung Cancer

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NYCs largest lung cancer event kicks off in Battery Park with event goodies galore.

On Sunday, October 23 LUNGevity will host its fifth annual Breathe Deep NYC 5K walk to raise money in the fight against lung cancer. Over 1,000 survivors, family members, doctors, and supporters will take part in the event that includes live entertainment, children's activities, photo booths, a silent auction and donated raffle prizes prior to the start of the walk.

Co-spokespersons, Heather Geraghtyand Jess Trovato are personally committed to the cause.

Geraghty, a 25 year-old who was diagnosed with lung cancer at 24, joined the cause after having 2/3 of her lung removed. She will speak at the event to raise awareness among young people.

Trovato joined the cause in 2007 when her father was diagnosed with stave four lung cancer. In 2011 she joined the staff of LUNGevity in order to devote all her efforts to ending the disease.

Lung cancer is the nations number one cancer killer, impacting 1 in 14 Americans. LUNGevity's Breathe Deep NYC walk along with dozens of other Breathe Deep walks taking place around the nation, will help raise money for research, treatments and cures for lung cancer through the LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest lung cancer nonprofit funder of research.

Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K Walk begins at 10:30 a.m., leaving from Battery Park.

By McCamey Lynn

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