The Lung Cancer Research Council’s fifth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk on Nov. 4 raised more than $20,700 to benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council. Held at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, the 5K race recognized hundreds of loved ones that were lost to lung cancer, also raising awareness and support for those who have been affected by lung cancer. The event benefited the Lung Cancer Research Council programs that promote lung cancer screening and early detection.

“Each year, our event brings together a remarkable group of survivors, friends and family whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer, as we work toward a common goal to raise awareness of the importance of screening and early detection,” said Thomas E. Cappiello, president of the Lung Cancer Research Council. “As a 10-year lung cancer survivor, I am honored to join our community in continuing the fight against lung cancer, as we commemorate the loved ones we have lost and celebrate those who have triumphed against this disease.”

In the past five years, the SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk has raised over $270,000 to benefit programs that generate awareness and understanding about lung cancer and promote screening and early detection in an effort to save lives right here in Southwest Florida.

Category winners for male and female categories include:

Overall

Katrina Machado – (22:08.68)

Travis Carter – (21:30.86)

Master

Bethany Heslan – (22:57.77)

Louis Colon – (22:17.16)

Grand Master

Sandra Diaz – (27:46.75)

Chris Wagner – (25:21.15)

Senior Grand Master

Marcia McDaniel – (47:14.24)

Veteran Master

Guy Emerich – (30:25.49)

14 & Under

Rhianna Sigmon – (31:32.86)

Trevin Coalwell – (50:20.94)

Donations are still being accepted by phone by texting the word “lungs” to 91999 or online at www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org/donate/. For more information about the Lung Cancer Research Council, visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org or email Info@LCRCinc.org.

About the Lung Cancer Research Council

The Lung Cancer Research Council is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding about lung cancer and promoting screening and early detection in order to save lives. The Lung Cancer Research Council seeks to engage lung cancer survivors, family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others who share our mission to extend and save lives. To learn more about the Lung Cancer Research Council, visit www.lungcancerresearchcouncil.org or email Info@LCRCinc.org.