Gift of Life and Breath

The Annual Gift of Life and Breath 5k Run/Walk

The 9th Annual Gift of Life and Breath 5K will take place on May 21, 2016!

Online registration for The Gift of Life and Breath 5K is now closed”. You may register in person on Saturday morning at check-in.

Thank you to those who ran in or contributed to this year’s race at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus! More than 300 people registered and helped raise invaluable research funds and increase community awareness in support of finding an early detection method for lung cancer.

The proceeds raised combine with an institutional matching gift to make $100,000 available to researchers in 2015. A competitive grant application process will be announced later this year for research focused on the early detection of lung cancer. Please check back on this website for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the 9th annual race in May of 2016!

To learn more about supporting the Gift of Life and Breath race as a participant, volunteer, committee member, contributor or sponsor, please contact Lindsay Gemberling at 303-724-7823 or

Why Run? Lung Cancer is the Leading Cancer Killer

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. It causes more deaths than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). An estimated 159,260 Americans died from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for approximately 27% of all cancer deaths.*

With a direct focus on the early detection of lung cancer, the goal of this event is to offer a positive outreach to the community and give lung cancer the immediate attention it needs. Public awareness and support are both key factors in attracting the funding that is needed for this important endeavor.

The race is a means of thanking the participants for the gift they are giving to the future…the gift of life and breath

*Source: American Lung Association

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