Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | November 2, 2012

Free to Breathe Raleigh

Help Create Change for Lung Cancer

Run/walk on Saturday, November 3 to raise funds for the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership’s research, education and awareness programs

Lace up your sneakers and join the national movement to defeat lung cancer at the 6th Annual Free to Breathe Raleigh 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk & Rally at North Hills on November 3, presented by Duke Raleigh Cancer Center. Proceeds from the event support the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership’s life-changing research, education and awareness programs.

Pre-registration for this family-fun event has closed, but people can come out Saturday morning and register at the race! There will be music, food, Games2U Mobile Entertainment, and more! For more information, or to donate, visit

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in North Carolina and the United States, claiming the lives of more men and women than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Free to Breathe Raleigh will unite lung cancer survivors, families, friends and advocates to form a community of hope, acting as a local catalyst to create change for everyone affected by the disease. This year alone, more than 40 Free to Breathe events in 24 states will bring together tens of thousands of people to help increase awareness of the disease and raise funds for programs that help patients.

“Free to Breathe events connect people whose lives have been touched by lung cancer,” said NCLCP President, Amy Cipau. “Together, we’re building a movement of people committed to finding a cure for all types of lung cancer within our lifetime.”

In support of Free to Breathe Raleigh 2011, community members, teams and local businesses helped raise over $176,000 that directly benefits the Partnership’s programs that make a difference in the lives of lung cancer patients and their loved ones.

About North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership:  The North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership is the first state chapter of the National Lung Cancer Partnership, the only lung cancer advocacy organization founded by physicians and researchers working together with survivors and advocates to decrease deaths due to lung cancer and help patients live longer and better through research awareness and advocacy. 

For more information please contact Heather Hooper, Director of Operations, NCLCP, at: 919-784-0410 or

Find out more information about Duke Raleigh Cancer Center’s trailblazing lung cancer care.

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