Pictured is a scene from the Free to Breathe Lung Cancer Walk/Run, which took place Saturday, Nov. 3, at the National Composite Center in Kettering. This year’s event had record participation, with 550 people either walking or running the 5K or one mile options, and raised a record of more than $40,000 for lung cancer awareness and research, according to Suzanne Albers, event coordinator. For more information about this annual event, go to www.freetobreathe.org. Contributed photo

Free to Breathe charity walk this weekend at Dayton Raceway

This weekend is buzzing with activity, from festivals to Oktoberfests and more.  There’s one event that’s returning for its 11th year of walking for a cause. 

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On Saturday, Sept. 8, Lung Cancer Research Foundation will host the Free to Breathe Walk at the Dayton Raceway Track, located at 777 Hollywood Blvd. Event day registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., and the walk portion of the event begins at 10:30 a.m.

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“Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer death not only here in the U.S., but around the world,” says Brendon M. Stiles, MD, Lung Cancer Research Foundation Board chair said in a press release to this news organization. “This is the 11th year we’ve gathered in Dayton to fight lung cancer as a community. And together, we are making a difference by funding research that has the potential to improve outcomes for those affected by lung cancer.”

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Funds raised from the Dayton Free to Breathe Walk will benefit the Lung Cancer Research Foundation whose mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. This support directly impacts the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s ability to fund lung cancer research through its Scientific Grant Program. To date, LCRF has awarded 348 research grants, totaling $31 million.

There is no fee to register for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s Dayton Free to Breathe Walk. Anyone who raises $100 or more will earn an official event T-shirt. To register and begin fundraising, visit lcrf.org/dayton.

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Want to go?

WHAT: Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s Free to Breathe Walk

WHERE: Dayton Raceway Track, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Dayton

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. (walk begins at 10:30 a.m.)

INFO: Official website

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