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Breathe Deep North Shore Yogathon & Walk/Run Registration Underway

The North Shore community is rallying around two local events that will raise awareness and funds for LUNGevity Foundation and critical lung cancer research.

Coming off of an incredible fundraising effort by Deerfield High School in December, the North Shore community is showing they are committed to supporting LUNGevity Foundation for the long term. Dedicated volunteers are planning two exciting events.

The Breathe Deep Yogathon is a new LUNGevity event that will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 8am to 6pm at Illinois Bone & Joint Institute in Highland Park. The event will offer six classes, each featuring a different yoga style, taught by local well-known instructors. Massages, Reiki treatments, and refreshments will also be provided, and the day will end with an inspirational and healing gong bath. For more event information, to register, or to make a donation, visit www.lungevity.org/yogathon.

Breathe Deep North Shore (formerly Breathe Deep Deerfield), a 5K fun run, one-mile walk, and balloon launch, will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 9:30am at Deerfield High School. The event will also include games and activities for kids as well as the music of HYPE Productions. Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded for top fundraising teams and individuals. Last year’s inaugural event far exceeded expectations with over 1,300 participants and $140,000 raised. This event is about uniting as a community in support of LUNGevity and giving those who have been devastated by lung cancer a place to share, hope, and heal.

Breathe Deep North Shore will pay tribute to those in our community who have lost their fight with, or are fighting, lung cancer. Event participants may submit names to northshore@lungevity.org for display on the Breathe Deep North Shore website and event day banner.

We are very excited to have many new Breathe Deep North Shore supporters this year. Whole Foods Market Deerfield is a Platinum sponsor, and on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 they will hold a 5% community support day benefitting LUNGevity Foundation and this event. Other Platinum sponsors include NorthShore University HealthSytem, AMLI Residential and Running Away Multisport. Astellas Pharma US is currently our event’s top sponsor at the Presenting level. Numerous other businesses are generously supporting Breathe Deep North Shore at other sponsorship levels. Their logos appear on our event website.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information, to view a promotional video, to register, or to make a donation to Breathe Deep North Shore, visit www.lungevity.org/northshore. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits, contact northshore@lungevity.org.

About Lung Cancer

  • 1 in 14 Americans is diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, regardless of gender or ethnicity
  • Lung cancer kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer and almost three times as many men as prostate cancer
  • Only 16% of those diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more

We can make a difference in the fight against lung cancer!

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