Lung Cancer Connection 6th Annual 5K (4/18/15)

Lung Cancer ConnectionLung Cancer Connection, Inc., the only lung cancer advocacy group in the St. Louis region, invites you to participate in their 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk.

LLC Balloons, Walkers, and DogsThis event will honor and support those affected by lung cancer, and raise awareness of the incredible toll the illness takes on families in our community. One hundred percent of all contributions to Lung Cancer Connection are used to assist people in St. Louis, support medical research, and underwrite education projects for patients, healthcare professionals, and the public.

Help Lung Cancer Connection take the next big step in finding better treatments and a cure! Lace up your running or walking shoes and come out for a spectacular morning of competition, celebration, and fun.

KLOU-FM Oldies 103.3 deejay Cindy Collins will emcee this family-friendly event, which will include lots of free food and drinks and super raffle items, plus terrific activities for kids. Catch up with old friends, and make great new ones. Enjoy the company of a wonderful bunch of people, all committed to the fight against lung cancer.

After the 5K, there will be live music from Steve Ewing.

Know the Facts:

  • Lung Cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
  • Lung Cancer is the largest cancer killer in the world-causing more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer combined.
  • Lung Cancer is not a smoker's disease. 20% of all lung cancer patients have never smoked... If you have lungs you can get lung cancer.
  • 1 in 14 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
  • Since 1987, more women have died each year from lung cancer than breast cancer.
  • Lung Cancer is the least funded in terms or research dollars per death of all major cancers.
  • Each year, approximately 228,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • African-Americans are the most prone to developing lung cancer of all racial and ethnic groups.

LLC Start Line

Date
Saturday, April 18, 2015 

Start Time
9:00am 

Location
Chesterfield Amphitheater
631 Veterans Place Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Course
1 Mile | 5K 

Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up will be available at our Des Peres store on Thursday April 16th from 10am-8pm. Packet pick up will also be available on race morning starting 1 hour prior to race start time. 

Registration
Register online to participate. 

Awards
Awards will be presented to the overall top male and female as well as the top male and female in each age group. 

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