Chicago Lung Run
Motivated by their parents' deaths, frustrated by the lack of funds for lung cancer research, and angered by the stigma that is attached to the disease, Chicago residents Cate Goebel, Lisa Jones, and Mariah Moran established The Chicago Lung Run in 2005 in loving memory of Fred Huetter, Joanne Juscik, and William Moran. Cate, Lisa, and Mariah were motivated to make a difference in the fight against lung cancer because they had seen first-hand the devastating effect of lung cancer and the real need for research funding. Their mission was to organize a first-class running event that would not only bring together those touched by lung cancer, but would also attract those that may not have been touched by lung cancer so they, too, would learn about the disease and the need for research funding by attending the event. By channeling their energies in a grassroots effort toward eradicating the disease that claims more than 160,000 people in the United States each year, these three women have made a difference in the fight against lung cancer.
The Chicago Lung Run, a run, walk, and rally on the city's beautiful lakefront, is held each year in support of lung cancer survivors and their families, and in memory of those who have lost their lives to lung cancer. The 8th Annual Chicago Lung Run was held on September 15, 2012. This year's event included a 10K and 5K races on USATF-certified courses, a 1-mile walk, a rally featuring an awards ceremony and remarks by leading lung cancer researchers, and a signature UALC event, Kites for a Cure®.
For complete event details, visit www.lungrun.org.
The Chicago Lung Run was founded by Cate Goebel, Lisa Jones, and Mariah Moran