Breathe Deep Columbia

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Breathe Deep Columbia
04/26/2014 8:30 am
04/26/2014 12:00 pm
LUNGevity Foundation
Town Center
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Town Center and Wilde Lake, Columbia, MD, 21044, United States

My name is Michael Osborne. I am a lung cancer survivor and the volunteer event coordinator for Breathe Deep Columbia 5K Walk in Memory of Dr. Clement B. Knight on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in Town Center, Columbia, Maryland. There is also a 1K alternate route for those challenged by the longer walk.
Did you know that lung cancer is the top cancer killer in the United States, claiming approximately 160,000 lives per year? It is a devastating disease that can afflict anyone, regardless of smoking history, gender, or ethnicity, including me. All proceeds from this event go to LUNGevity Foundation to fund lung cancer research. Dr. Knight, who died August 9, 2012, at the age of 62, was recognized in the Guide to Top Physicians for many years. He aggressively and successfully treated my lung cancer. He was the most compassionate doctor and an amazing advocate for his patients: intellectually gifted, keen of wit, profoundly knowledgeable, quick to act and to help, curious, and so much more. He was the best of the best, and is greatly missed in the community.