Breathe DC Walk
Breathe DC | 8/31/2010, 7:05 p.m.
Who We Are:
Lung disease, including asthma, COPD, and lung cancer, is the third leading cause of death in America. Breathe DC at the United Medical Center Foundation, comprised of the leadership and staff from the former American Lung Association of DC, is dedicated to working for cures, clean air, and tobacco free families.
Why We Walk:
We strive to improve the quality of life through prevention services, disease treatment, and improved air quality. By participating in the Breathe DC Metro Walk 2010 and raising funds, you make a significant impact in the health of your family, friends, and neighbors. Register today to make a difference. www.breathewalk.org.
Events Surrounding the Walk:
The Breathe Walk is the signature fundraising event of Breathe DC. The 3K walk will be held on Saturday October 16, 2010 at the spectacular Nationals Park. This is a non-competitive event with no registration fee or fundraising minimum.
With a "we're all in this together" attitude participants share in the experience of raising funds and actively working to eliminate lung disease, celebrating the life of a loved one, or letting the world know that lung disease will not stop us from living our lives.
All participants are encouraged to utilize the walk's website at www.breathewalk.org and become eligible for incentive prizes starting at the $100 level for the official Breathe Walk t-shirt. A great time will be had by all at the Breathe Walk!
Winners' Circle and Appreciation Reception:
The Winners' Circle and Appreciation Reception, will be held in December 2010. This reception is a celebration designed to recognize the remarkable contributions of The Breathe Walk's participants. Accolades will be given to both corporate and family teams.
Awards will acknowledge teams with the most money raised, all participants who raised at least $500, and all of the walk volunteers. Special Breathe DC recognition will be given to partners who contribute to the mission to eliminate lung disease and improve lung health especially in communities affected by disparities. Breathe DC projects more than 100 team captains to attend the Winners' Circle, in addition to award recipients.
WHAT: The DC Metro Breathe Walk 2010, 3K walk fundraising event to benefit Breathe DC at the United Medical Center Foundation. The walk does not have a registration fee or fundraising minimum. Participants are eligible for incentive prizes starting at the $100 level for the official Breathe Walk t-shirt.
Put on your walk shoes and join us in taking STEPS to reduce the burden of lung disease by registering and securing contributions at www.breathewalk.org -- fun will be had by all!
WHEN: Saturday, October 16, 2010
WHERE: The spectacular Nationals Park in Washington, DC
TIME: Walker Check-in begins at 9:00am. Walk starts at 10:00am
WHY: The purpose of the walk is to help Breathe DC meet its goal of $50,000 to fulfill its mission of ensuring that every breath counts by promoting healthy lifestyles and lung disease prevention services, especially in communities most affected by health disparities.
SPONSORS: American Cleaning Institute, Legacy for Health, Children's National Medical Center, Elevative Networks, PNC Bank, Washington Gas
CONTACT: Daniel Weisshaar
CONTACT: Ericka Nelson