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A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk SW Florida

February 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-5

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Photos from Dave Sampson and Michael Viegas can be viewed here.

A Breath of Hope is excited to return to Florida to host the 4th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk SW Florida! You won’t want to miss this sunny, lakeside 5k run/walk as we raise lung cancer awareness and funds for drastically underfunded lung cancer research. Proceeds support programs for lung cancer patients in SW Florida, as well as the U.S. translational research awards funded by A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation.

Enjoy everyone’s favorite emcee, Matt Mangas, music, snacks, kids’ activities, prizes for top fundraisers, an oncology update with Dr. Faith Gardner from the FL Cancer Center, resources for lung cancer patients and families, a ceremony to remember your loved one, and fellowship with a community that understands.

EXCITING NEWS! A Breath of Hope is bringing its Ambassador Program to SW Florida Spring 2020. Stay tuned to learn more about this important support program for people living with lung cancer.

Personal Fundraising – Win a restaurant gift card!

Personal fundraising is integral to the success of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation events. In 2017, 5K participants like you raised more than $91,000 to support innovative lung cancer research. You have the power to save lives! Please consider fundraising in honor or memory of your loved one, and help us reach our 2020 SW Florida goal of $12,000 raised through personal fundraising. You can set up your personal and/or team fundraising pages as you register right here on this website!

You could even win a restaurant gift card for up to $200!

Prizes for:

  • Largest Team (most participants at event)
  • Highest Fundraising Team
  • Highest Fundraising Adult
  • Highest Fundraising Child (5-12)
  • Highest Fundraising Virtual Supporter

Event Itinerary

8:00 a.m. – Event village opens
8:20 a.m. – Opening remarks by emcee, Matt Mangas of 96K-Rock
8:40 a.m. – Survivor photo at pavilion
8:50 a.m. – 5k fun run begins
8:55 a.m. – 5k walk begins
9:50 a.m. – Drawings for prizes
9:55 a.m. – Survivor Story
10:05 a.m. – Oncology update by Dr. Faith Gardner of Florida Cancer Specialists
10:30 a.m. – Rose Raft of Remembrance Grief Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Are strollers allowed?
A) Yes. If you are running with a stroller please stay toward the back of the pack.

Q) Are dogs allowed?
A) No. Lakes Regional Park does not allow dogs.

Q) Where can participants park?
A) There are multiple metered parking lots on site. Meter rates are $1/hour or $5/day. We recommend carpooling and/or public transportation as parking is first come, first served.

Event History

In 2007, the A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk was held for the first time in Minneapolis by a group of lung cancer patients, their family members and their nurse. They recognized the need for lung cancer awareness and patient support. We are honored to expand to Florida and bring this annual Twin Cities event to Fort Myers.

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation was established in 2008. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s mission is to raise lung cancer awareness, provide patient and family support and fund innovative lung cancer research. While lung cancer takes more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, it remains underfunded and out of sight. Sadly, we have stigmatized a disease that affects 1 in 14 Americans – smokers, nonsmokers, men, women, young and old. A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation believes every life is worth fighting for.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Interested in sponsoring this important event? Check out our sponsorship opportunities or email info@abreathofhope.org to learn more.


February 29, 2020
8:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-5
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