SOURCE: Breathe Deep DC

Breathe Deep DC

November 09, 2009 14:51 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: November 15 Walk on National Mall to Benefit Lung Cancer Research

Rep. Chris Van Hollen Is Honorary Chair; Hosted by WUSA's Brett Haber and MIX 107.3's Tommy McFly

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - More than 1,000 people will be walking on the National Mall this Sunday, November 15, in Breathe Deep DC, to benefit lung cancer research. Rep. Chris Van Hollen is the honorary chair of the event, which is a fundraiser for LUNGevity, a national charity supporting lung cancer research.

What: Breathe Deep DC 5K, a Fundraising Walk for LUNGevity Foundation

When: Sunday, November 15 -- Check in begins at 9 a.m. (walk begins at 10 a.m.)

Where: The grounds of the Washington Monument

Who: Brett Haber, WUSA-9 sports director; Tommy McFly, Mix 107.3 DJ; and the more than 1,000 people who have signed up to walk, raising more than $180,000 to date. These funds will be matched one-to-one for lung cancer research by LUNGevity's research partners.

Breathe Deep DC is the brainchild of Jerry Sorkin, a Bethesda father of two, who was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2007. In taking his private battle public, Jerry wanted to energize his friends and colleagues and the larger Washington, D.C. community to fight this brutal disease, from which 150,000 people die annually. Jerry and others whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer will be leading the walk on Sunday, November 15.

For more information about the event, to register, or to make a donation, visit

Media: For information on November 15 -- day of event -- contact:

Brad Wills at 301-346-7398.

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