Check-in 7:00 am | Timed 5K run 8:00 am | Untimed walk 8:05 am
Shelby Bottoms Park (map)
1900 Davidson St. | Nashville, TN 37206
Course is stroller, wheelchair, bicycle, and pet friendly!
Be sure to bring photos of your loved one or a written message to place on the Honor Wall!
This year marks the committee’s second year organizing the 5K event, to raise awareness and funds for lung cancer research.
The committee includes people who have been touched by lung cancer in many ways. Travis Osterman is a Vanderbilt oncologist whose research interests include applying medical informatics to cancer treatment; Tara Watson lost her father and best friend, Gary Watson, in November 2016; Erica Collins, who has participated in the event numerous times, lost her mother, Diane Changas, to an almost 5-year battle with lung cancer in May 2016; Robert Pirtle is an avid runner, past event participant, and lung cancer survivor; and Leslie LaChance is a poet, freelance writer, and Associate Editor for The East Nashvillian magazine. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2017 and blogs about living with cancer at Sojourn & Stardust.
Though lung cancer has affected each of us in a different way, one thing for sure is our shared goal to bring as much attention and funding to lung cancer research as possible by making this year’s LUNGevity Breathe Deep Stache & Lash 5K as successful as possible!