Event Details

When & Where

Check-in 9:00 am  |  Walk 9:45 am | Brunch 10:30 am


Italian Picnic Grounds (map)
581 CA-49  |  Sutter Creek, CA 95685

The Italian Picnic Grounds is located at the intersection of Hwy 49 and Ridge Road.

Free parking at the Italian Picnic Grounds.

Course is bicycle, stroller, and wheelchair friendly. Sorry, no pets allowed.

  • 9:00 am: Check-in/Registration
  • 9:30 am: Opening Remarks
  • 9:45 am: Walk/Fun Run
  • 10:00 am: Massages start
  • 10:30 am: Brunch starts - buy reduced-price tickets in advance!
  • 10:45 am: Closing Ceremony with silent auction and raffle prizes
  • All morning: Massages • Raffle • Silent Auction • Hope Rocks

Our Story

Fundraising for LUNGevity originated in 2012 in honor of Len Jagoda who lost his fight with lung cancer in 2011. After starting small in 2012 with local fundraisers, and then participating in Breathe Deep Bay Area as Team Live, Love, Laugh for three years, it was time to bring the event back to Amador County. A small group of family and friends organized the first Breathe Deep Amador in 2017 which also featured a Halloween Carnival to celebrate Len’s favorite holiday. In 2017, we raised over $20,000 and repeated that success again in 2018.

This year, our event date has moved to a month earlier, September 28, 2019. In keeping with Len’s infectious spirit and sense of fun, this year’s event will be a Crazy Hat/Hair day. It didn’t necessarily need to be Halloween for Len to don a goofy hat, as many can attest to!  The Breathe Deep Amador planning committee invites you to wear your craziest hat and hairdo to celebrate not only Len, but the numerous other local residents who are living with or have been lost to lung cancer. 

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