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A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk SW Florida

Feb 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The 4th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk SW Florida, is happening February 29, 2020.

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 benefit U.S. lung cancer research awards at A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation.

Enjoy music, snacks, kids’ activities, prizes for top fundraisers, oncology updates, resources for lung cancer patients and families, a ceremony to remember your loved one, and fellowship with a community that understands.

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 Check-in and t-shirt pick up

8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony and warm-ups

8:50 a.m. Survivor Photo at the pavilion

9:00 a.m. 5K Run/Walk begins

10:00 a.m. Oncology Update from leading U.S. oncologist

10:15 a.m. Fundraising prizes and awards

10:20 a.m. Rose Raft of Remembrance Ceremony at lakeshore

11:00 a.m. Event ends

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.


Feb 29
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Lakes Regional Park
7330 Gladiolus Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33908 United States