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Save Your Breath 5K Run/Walk
November 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 pm$35.00
Augusta, ME US 04347
We are proceeding with a live event this year, however, things may change should covid19 continue to be a threat to the community. We have included a virtual run for those who would rather run their race their way or cannot travel to Augusta to participate in the live timed event.
We need your support more than ever. Covid19 has swept across the United States closing businesses, disrupting the health and safety of our community. Lung cancer patients are at greater risk, as the disease attacks the lungs.
Awards ceremony will be held at Bateau Brewing in Gardiner immediately after the race. All winners must be present at Bateau Brewing to receive their prize. This event is a fundraiser to help support Free ME from Lung Cancer’s mission ~ research, help uninsured high risk patients get access to early detection via low dose CT scans, help single family low income homeowners get access to radon air abatement systems and to help covid19 relief funds in Maine hospitals to help keet the high risk patients and front line workers safe. Please consider making an extra donation when you register or set up a fundraising page so that your family, friends and coworkers can support your run. Those raising $100.00 or more will get a free registration. Those raising $100 or more will receive a token to use when registering. This is one of two events that support our foundation’s programs. On-line donations are processed at 6%. This supports RunSignUp web portal.
With last year’s money we issued two grants for covid relief funds to area hospitals, provided 250 lung cancer care bags, set aside $15000 for our radon abatement program and $12000 for our early lung cancer screening program. We are also working with the Dana Farber Cancer Insitute to fund a $100,000 research grant per year for two years to support a fellow researcher. We couldn’t do all this work without your support.
We are all looking forward to seeing you all down at the finish line on November 6th. Any questions please contact Deb Violette at 207-215-9035