October 3, 2021
Join us in Mukilteo for our
Lungbusting hill challenge and
Bust Your Lungs In support of
Research funding for ROS1 Positive
Lung Cancer treatments.
Why Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States, with over 230,000 new diagnoses and over 155,000 deaths per year. Despite being the leading cause of cancer related deaths, lung cancer receives very little funding for research. Some lung cancers are caused by genetic mutations, which can be treated using targeted chemotherapy providing improved survival rates.
Why the Focus on Ros1?
Our Lungbuster nonprofit was established in honor of Amie Parker, a healthy non-smoker who was diagnosed at the age of 44 with non small cell lung cancer. Amie’s cancer is caused by a mutation known as ROS1, which accounts for just 1-2% of lung cancers. With a small patient population like this it is difficult to convince researchers to focus on the ROS1 mutation for studies into potential treatments.
The Lungbuster nonprofit organization is 100% volunteer run. All profits from the Lungbuster 5k run will go directly to the GO2 Foundation’s ROS1 focused research fund. In 2018, we were able to send over $22,000 to further this research, and we plan to increase that amount this year!