One Giant Leap for Lung Cancer

As one of Washington DC’s leading healthcare communications companies, SRxA is pleased to support an upcoming local event that aims to raise awareness and funds for more effective treatments for the nation’s most fatal cancer.

The LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s largest lung cancer-focused nonprofit has teamed with Over The Edge, a company that creates signature rappelling fundraising events for nonprofit organizations. Together they will host Breathe Deep and Jump DC.

During this inaugural event, participants will rappel 11 stories down from the Woodward and Lothrop BuildingWashington, DC’s first department store, dating back to 1887.

The Foundation will host the event on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

So, if you’re going to be in, or near, our nation’s capital that day, why not join LUNGevity for an exciting day of rappelling and fundraising. Registration is limited to 92 participants, so be sure to sign up early.  Each would-be rappeller must have raised or contributed a minimum of $1,000 and weigh greater than 100 and less than 300 pounds. Rappelling experience is not required, but participants should arrive on-site at least an hour in advance of their rappel time for training and set-up, and completion of required forms.

And even if rappelling is not your thing, there are numerous volunteer opportunities for those who wish to support the effort to raise funds for lung cancer research. Word on Health particularly likes the “toss your boss” feature where company teams can raise funds to see their supervisors dangling above the DC sky.

To learn more about fundraising, sponsorship or to register, click here.

Over the Edge is one of two Breathe Deep events occurring in Washington, DC this fall.  LUNGevity’s fourth annual Breathe Deep DC 5k walk to raise funds and critical awareness for lung cancer research is happening Sunday, November 4 on the National Mall. The walk offers a place for those impacted by the disease to share, remember, hope and heal. The course is friendly to strollers, wheelchairs and pets. Participants will enjoy a festive atmosphere with music, free refreshments and kids’ activities. Awards will be given to the largest team, top fundraising team and best team name.

Breathe Deep DC was started by Jerry Sorkin. Sorkin, a 46-year-old Bethesda father of two, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2007. The first Breathe Deep DC was held in November 2009. In three years the event has hosted thousands of participants and raised over $800,000.  If you’d like to be part of the  Breathe Deep DC event to help end lung cancer, please click here.

Through the support of critical research for the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer, as well as providing information, resources and a community to patients and caregivers, LUNGevity is creating and sharing hope for cures, treatments and enhanced quality of life for lung cancer patients.