Breathe Deep Michigan Raises Funds For Nation's Number-one Cancer Killer Lungevity Hosts Breathe Deep Michigan To Support Lung Cancer Research

Top Quote On May 3rd, 2014, LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's largest organization dedicated to research for the early detection and treatment of lung cancer, is hosting Breathe Deep Michigan, a 5K Walk, starting in Booth Park located at Old Woodward and Harmon, Birmingham, MI, 48009. End Quote
  • Detroit, MI (1888PressRelease) March 13, 2014 - Registration for the event costs $25 for adults, $20 for lung cancer survivors, $15 for seniors and $10 for Youth; all participants will receive t-shirt and will be able to enjoy activities such as yoga, raffles and much more after the event. To register or make a donation, please visit or call 312-407-6100. Proceeds from the event will benefit LUNGevity and will fund research to achieve its goal to increase survivorship of lung cancer.

    Although lung cancer is the number-one cancer killer-the disease kills more people than colorectal, breast, and pancreatic cancers combined-it receives about 6% of federal research funding. As a result, the five-year survival rate is only 17%, versus 89% for breast cancer, 65% for colorectal cancer, and 99% for prostate cancer. The donated funds from Breathe Deep Michigan will support the most promising research into early detection and more effective treatments.

    Breathe Deep Michigan Event Coordinator, Heather Hermiz, decided to get involved with Breathe Deep Michigan because of her mother, Debbie Beverlin, who lost her life battling lung cancer after just six months. When Heather learned of LUNGevity and the work they do, she couldn't help but get involved. Heather is hopeful that by coordinating this walk she can help fund the most up-to-date, innovative treatment to help others, like her mother, detect their cancer early.

    LUNGevity's goal is to save the lives of more than 224,210 Americans newly diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Breathe Deep Michigan is one of more than 80 events around the country to benefit LUNGevity and raise awareness of the prominence of lung cancer and the need for increased research funding.

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