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Annual LUNGSTRONG 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk Raises Over $111,000 for Lung Cancer Research

For Immediate Release:  June 25, 2019

Amesbury, MA – LUNGSTRONG®, a local nonprofit with the mission of funding innovative lung cancer research, announced today that its 6thannual 5K run/1.5 walk event raised over $111,000. The race was held at the Cherry Hill Corporate Center in Beverly, MA last month.


“Despite a little wet weather, we had over 700 racers and walkers and 100 volunteers for our 5K Run/1.5 Mile Walk event.” says Diane Legg, LUNGSTRONG’s founder and 14-year lung cancer survivor. “I am so grateful for our community; they continue to show their support through volunteering time and talent, and generous donations.” 


The 5k run/1.5 mile walk is a family fun day complete with awards, prizes, food and entertainment. Lung cancer survivors participate for free and special discounts are given for school teams, reports event coordinator and LUNGSTRONG Board member Jill O’Leary.


The event was made possible in large part by headline sponsor Brookwood Financial Partners, LLC. 100% of race proceeds will be donated to Massachusetts General Cancer Center for Thoracic Cancer Research.


For more information about LUNGSTRONG events and how you can get involved or donate, visit or contact Diane Legg at



LUNGSTRONG is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2011 with the purpose of funding innovative lung cancer research. Since its inception, LUNGSTRONG has helped fund over $3,00,000 in lung cancer research. 100% of donations goes to support the research efforts at Massachusetts General Cancer Center and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

For More Information, Contact:

Jill O’Leary at

Diane Legg at

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