WASHINGTON (October 29, 2014) – On Sunday, November 2, LUNGevity Foundation, the nation’s leading lung cancer nonprofit, and DC community members will join together for the 6th annual Breathe Deep DC 5K. The walk will take place at Sylvan Theater beside the Washington Monument on Sunday, November 2, 2014. Event day check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m. – rain or shine.

Breathe Deep DC was conceived by Jerry Sorkin, a young Bethesda father of two, who as a non-smoker was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2007. In the last five years, the event has hosted thousands of participants and has raised over $1.5 million for lung cancer research.

NEWS4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer will again emcee the walk’s program and join in the walk. Adults and children of all ages are invited to take part. 107.3 All the Hits, the walk’s radio partner, will provide music and entertainment at the walk.  Participants can start a team, join a team, or simply register as individuals. The event will feature music, free refreshments, and a kids’ activities tent. Washington Nationals mascots, George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln of the Racing Presidents, will also join in the fun.  The course will be friendly to strollers, wheelchairs, and pets.

CEB is the presenting sponsor of Breathe Deep DC.

What:             Breathe Deep DC 5K Walk

Where:           Washington Monument (at the Sylvan Theater) – The National Mall, 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW 

When:             Sunday, November 2, 2014

  • Check-in: 9 am
  • Program begins: 9:30 am
  • Walk begins: 10 am

 Cost:              Registration fees vary

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, and to register, visit www.lungevity.org/DC. Contact breathedeepdc@lungevity.org with any additional questions.