LUNGe Forward 5K Raises Funds for Research, Education & Awareness for Lung Cancer in Greensboro

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina hosts the 8th annual LUNGe Forward Run, Walk and Rally. The event is held at NewBridge Bank Park, home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, located at 408 Bellemeade Street.
By: Organize for Success
2015 LUNGe Forward Run, Walk and Rally 5K & More Sat. Nov. 14th
2015 LUNGe Forward Run, Walk and Rally 5K & More Sat. Nov. 14th
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Nov. 3, 2015 - PRLog -- Did you know that the #1 cancer-killer is lung cancer? The LUNGe Forward Run, Walk and Rally raises funds to support the mission of the Lung Cancer Initiative: to decrease deaths and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina.

This 5K family-friendly event in Greensboro is for participants of all ages with an onstage rally, food, family-friendly activities, music and exhibits. Come join the fun with dancing, face painting and a bounce house! Onsite registration begins at 8:00 AM while the 1K Hope Walk kicks off with lung cancer survivors at 9:00 AM, followed by the 5K at 9:30 AM. The cost is $30 for adults and $15 for children in advance or $20 on event day.

For more information or to register, donate, sponsor or volunteer for the Greensboro LUNGe Forward Run, Walk and Rally, please visit:

Parks Chevrolet in Kernersville is the presenting sponsor for the event.   Adam Parks, President of Parks Chevrolet in Kernersville, shared, “Each year this event continues to grow and allows the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina to reach more people through advocacy, education, access and research. Parks Chevrolet will donate a portion of each vehicle sold at either our Kernersville location or Parks Mazda in High Point during the month of November to the Lung Cancer Initiative. We look forward to honoring lung cancer survivors and those we lost to this awful disease on November 14th.”

The Lung Cancer Initiative specializes in connecting patients, survivors, and the general public with the medical and research communities to decrease lung cancer deaths. LCI supports those affected by lung cancer through research and awareness.  Across the state of North Carolina LCI provides access as well as education on lung cancer symptoms and what causes lung cancer.  The Lung Cancer Initiative has also supported technologies such as molecular testing, targeted therapies and CT scans.

“Only 17% of those diagnosed with lung cancer live 5 years or longer after diagnosis. Unfortunately, my father was not among those lucky ones, passing away just 18 months after diagnosis,” expressed Emily Parks, Event Chairperson and Board of Directors Member for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.  Parks continued, “Lung cancer takes the lives of almost twice as many women when compared to breast cancer and three times as many men when compared with prostate cancer. Described as the ‘invisible’ cancer due to so few people knowing they have the disease before it has advanced, lung cancer has few people that survive the disease. Lung cancer takes more lives than any other cancer, more lives than breast, prostate, kidney and colon cancers COMBINED, but, together, we can change those statistics.”

Here are some examples of how money raised from the LUNGe Forward 5K is distributed:

-       $500 funds gas cards for 10 lung cancer patients to access treatment or clinical trials;

-       $250 funds 1 day of life-saving lung cancer research;

-       $100 funds our website for one week, providing critical lung cancer information and resources to over 15,000 visitors per year;

-       $50 educates one primary care physician about the proper treatment, diagnosis and referral practices for those with lung cancer;

-       $25 funds one advocate to be trained to speak publicly in the community about lung cancer, allowing more people to spread awareness about this disease; and

-       $10 allows 5 lung cancer patients to receive free educational materials.

For more information about the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, please visit:

About the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s mission is to decrease deaths and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina. LCI specializes in connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community. Our vision is hope for a life beyond lung cancer.

About Parks Chevrolet in Kernersville

Founded in January of 1967, Parks Chevy has enjoyed market leader status for vehicle sales and service in North Carolina’s Triad region for over 4 decades. For more information about all that Parks Chevrolet offers to help people meet all their automotive needs please visit

About Organize for Success

Organize for Success, LLC, was founded in 2007 and specializes in productivity and technology for small business for both PC and Mac to make every minute matter.  They utilize technology and business organization systems to help clients increase efficiency and output by creating customized plans to incorporate into daily operations and for work - life integration. Organize for Success provides one on one and team consulting (in person or via Skype, Google+ Hangouts and ooVoo); customized workshops & trainings; workflow processes; and how to organize your workspace statewide in North Carolina. Owner Emily Parks is an Evernote Business Certified Consultant as well as an Instructor at North Carolina State University’s Technology Training Solutions Center.  Parks was recognized in the 2015 class of 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards from the Triangle Business Journal. She was also awarded the 2015 Mary Diener Spirit/Member of the Year from the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Raleigh.

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